Matt Barnes and ex-wife Gloria Govan are headed to court once again to fight over money and custody, but now she’s revealing that the ex-NBA star allegedly assaulted her in front of their children and is using it to gain leverage in the situation.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, the former “Basketball Wives” star wants Barnes held in contempt of court for violating their custody order after allegedly flying their two children to Oakland multiple times without her approval.
In documents filed by attorney Mark Gross, Govan also says Barnes took her 9-carat engagement ring and wedding band and hawked them to buy himself and their kids diamond necklaces. She wants the court to force Barnes to reimburse her for the value of the rings.
She claims Barnes is a danger to the children, and includes a deposition from August 2017 where under oath she claimed Barnes slapped her with the back of his hand while they were driving with the children in the car back in 2014. She also claims during a fight with fiancé Derek Fisher that Barnes became so enraged he spat on and tried to shove her.
To be clear, the 2014 allegation of assault is different than when Barnes was arrested for domestic violence in 2010 and Govan went on record saying he had never hit her.
Finally, she accuses Barnes of being a pothead, and said he would regularly smoke marijuana around their children. She notes that she does not believe his drug use is “out of control.”
As we reported, Barnes recently filed a lawsuit against Govan and her family accusing them of bilking him out of $300,000 and making a fraudulent purchase on a house. She is also suing him for defamation.
This war is not ending anytime soon.