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Gloria Govan Makes Disturbing Allegation About Matt Barnes Following Her Engagement To His Former Teammate

Fresh lawsuits are probably coming.

While Matt Barnes and his ex-wife Gloria Govan are headed back to court to battle over money and custody, the former reality star has thrown an extra allegation into the mix.

The Blast reports that Gloria has stated in the court documents that the ex-NBA star allegedly put his hands on her in front of their twin boys. She is reportedly using this claim to gain leverage in their ever-ongoing legal battle.

Gloria insists that Matt is a danger to their children and included a deposition from August 2017 where, under oath, she said that he slapped her with the back of his hand while they were driving, back in 2014. She said the kids were sitting in the back seat at the time. 

She also mentioned an alleged incident where a fight broke out between Matt and her fiancé, Derek Fisher,  (who was Matt’s teammates for years) which ended in him trying to shove her. 


(Matt himself once touched on this incident, explaining, "I kicked his [behind] from the back yard to the front room, and spit in her face.")



The papers go on to note that Gloria also wants her ex held in contempt for violating their custody order after he supposedly flew their two children to Oakland on several occasions without her approval.

There’s more. Gloria believes Matt hawked her nine-carat engagement ring and wedding band so he could buy himself and their sons diamond necklaces. She is asking the court to force him to cough up the monetary equivalent to the baubles.  

Plus, she attacked his character, even declaring that he is a pothead.

Gloria and Matt separated in 2014, after being married for around two years (though they were together for quite a while before they tied the knot). Last year, he accused her of preventing him from spending time with their children. It’s extra messy all around.


She is already suing him for defamation too for unspecified damages for “the embarrassment, humiliation, and harm to her reputation”. And he thinks Gloria and her family engaged in some trickery to embezzle money and more from him.


Long ago, Matt aired some, uh, grievances online, telling Gloria, “I give you MORE than enough money per/month to maintain your life style & for you & those boys to have whatever you want & do whatever you want … Even after you showed the world your foul ways!! Now your telling me if I don’t pay an invoice I had absolutely nothing to do with, I can’t see my kinds…#DopeMom #choosewiselyfellas”.


Do you think Matt really put his hands on Gloria? 

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