Former NBA star Derek Fisher is backing up his fiancée, Gloria Govan, in her battle with her ex-husband, former NBA star Matt Barnes, by revealing a text message conversation between to the two former ballers.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Fisher filed a declaration in Govan’s lawsuit against Barnes. Earlier this year, Barnes sued Govan accusing her of allegedly embezzling $300k from him during their marriage.
She counter-sued Barnes accusing him of defamation claiming he falsely accused her of stealing from him and blocking his visitation from their sons.
In his declaration, Fisher claims he and Matt Barnes "have each other’s cell phone numbers" and have exchanged text messages.
Derek Fisher claims on April 7, 2018, Barnes texted him "accusing her of crimes and acts of dishonesty and otherwise impugning her and her good name, profession and reputation."
The text from Matt Barnes states, “Listen.. I’m not sure how much she’s told you.. But she’s mad at me cause I found out she stole nearly a million dollars forged my signature & stole my ss# to get her parent a night club & the house they live in.. Since we’ve been going to court over that situation she’s been holding that hate & frustration for me against my boys.”
Fisher says he is aware that these statements have caused a great deal of distress to Gloria Govan and is filing the doc in support of Govan’s demand that her defamation case not be tossed.
The case remains ongoing.