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Report: Gloria Govan Says Matt Barnes Domestic Violence Accusation Is False

The Associated Press is reporting that Gloria Govan, fiancee of Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes, is denying that Barnes committed any act of domestic violence against her.

The fiancee of Los Angeles Lakers player Matt Barnes says a domestic violence accusation against him is false, and he has never physically abused her or her family.

Gloria Govan made the comments in a statement issued Thursday.

The Associated Press also notes, however, that her denial comes amid some questionable circumstances that led to Barnes’s arrest.

Sacramento County sheriff’s spokesman Tim Curran says when deputies went to the home that Barnes shares with Govan late Wednesday afternoon they found her with visible injuries. Curran says Barnes was arrested after deputies determined he was the primary aggressor.