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Lawyer for Matt Kemp's Ex -- Abuse Was Real

1/23/2010 10:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Matt KempThe ex-girlfriend of Matt Kemp -- the L.A. Dodger who is currently dating R&B star Rihanna -- is lashing out at Kemp's people, claiming they are lying about a relationship that was abusive and threatening.

David D. Diamond, Felisha Terrell's attorney, tells TMZ he's pissed off that Kemp's agent is now saying Terrell lied in her 2008 restraining order application against Kemp.

Terrell claimed Kemp was verbally abusive and threatening, but both sides ultimately agreed to drop the matter.

When news of the restraining surfaced earlier this week, Kemp's agent told one outlet, "She chose to file a complaint and shortly thereafter, on her own accord, decided to drop it based on the fact that the statements made within were false."

Diamond says his client never lied: "The temporary restraining order was granted because of an actual and real threat. The matter was quietly resolved until Mr. Kemp's agent began making false public statements."

Diamond adds, "...my hope is that Ms. Terrell tells her story, because it is a compelling tale of betrayal, abuse and survival."

Calls to Kemp's agent were not returned.

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sayy it aint so    

why didn't this come up before now??? matt ex could have said something when this thing first happen,,,,, why did she drop the restraining order paye of are not shes full of sh*t??? and why didn"t she open her mouth when he and taya was kicking it??? why all of a sudden the court papers are all over the net and matt spoke on it and told the truth and her lawyer has a money look in his eyes and so does she and now they want to dig up the files and go to court all over again because they have money sings in their darn eyes!!!!

1651 days ago
17.

Wayne    

Matt Kemp be slugging and raping girls. To me hes a bigger monster than fist brown. I pray rihanna stops messing with these abusive men and gets counseling.

1651 days ago
18.

maybesomeday    

Matt Kemp is fine!! but Rihanna u need to run away quick!

1651 days ago
19.

sayy it aint so    

speaking of dv , riri put a face to dv and she has clearly let them know that she does not want to be a spokesman for dv. the young women who has got a house full of kids and on welfare thats dv let them speak for dv since they are the ones that she would be speaking to and since there is a lot odf young women with a house full of kids and on welfare riri would not be able to tell them anything no way,,, and speaking of role moders their parents are their role models not rihanna. ri does not have no children, but she cares deeply for childrens here in the united states and all around the world!!!!!

1651 days ago
20.

Wayne    

WOW @21
Has to be the most ignorant person I have ever seen on here. How can you spend your time defending an abuser like Matt Kemp when your idol rihanna was beaten bloody almost a year ago.

SMH you serious sound like a hypocrite now

1651 days ago
21.

sayy it aint so    

it neither here nor there as long as riri and matt has got it going on and doing it their way what these lying azz gossip, and rumors are talking about aint crap,,, so talk all you want to and go on and join csi and investigate matt because its their lives and they are going to live it . and what you are talking about aint jack,,, they are living their lives liek its golden,, and to hell with loosers,,!!!!

1651 days ago
22.

sayy it aint so    

keep talking because you can never tear matt or riri down and you are mad because your broke azzes are in shambles and you don't have a pot to pi** in are a back yard to pour it out in so kiss a skunk all haters and loosers and plllease jkeep hating on matt and riri who in the hell cares what your broke azz thinks,,,, haters and loosers.

1651 days ago
23.

what dah f    

rihanna litle imature fans are hypocrites they crucify chris but then turn around and defend this abuser..
asking stupid question like why did she get rid of the restraining order? okay dummies the same reason why rihanna didnt press charges after chris beat her ass...

1651 days ago
24.

sayy it aint so    

where is the proof that matt is a abuser??? hhe did not hit that girl ??? rihanna is driving a lot of you all the way crazy worrying about her and not a single one of you knew about the man/woman new jack about your mate until you both got hooked up for a while and that is when you find out things that you did not know!!!

1651 days ago
25.

sayy it aint so    

i can defend who i want to . why are you on here trying to tear a man down ?? did he take your girl? did he hit you in your mouth?prove that he be rapping girls , lies,,, lies just a lot of lies from a lot of sore loosers,,,,,,

1651 days ago
26.

what dah f    

@bodacious
do yourself a favor go bck to rd and watch the NRJ award show calm yourself because you are sounding real stupid right now..

1651 days ago
27.

sayy it aint so    

to all of you professors, teachers, loosers, haters, envious, hateful : all of you just keep up the good work of digging for negative things on matt and riri. it great to know that you can't help but keep their na,es in yiur lying mouths and keep up the good work while they are living their lives and moving on and your lies will come back one day to bite you in your own azz,,,,riri and matt are w WELL AWARE OF THE B/S THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH TO REMAIN A COUPLE AND THAT IS SOMETHING THEY WELCOME ALL OF THE NEGATIVE CRAP MATT WILL BE RIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE LIST AS TO HOW TO HANDLE NEGATIVE CRAP BECAUSE BOTH OF THEM ALREADY KNOWS HOW TO TAKE A LICKING AND KEEP ON TICKING,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

1651 days ago
28.

cathy    

If it is true, I have read that abusers and victims often subconsciously seek each other out. Weird but sometimes true. http://newsy1.wordpress.com

1651 days ago
29.

share    

RUN Ri! Womem don't file restraining orders for fun, and men usually don't change!

1651 days ago
30.

sayy it aint so    

the only place rihanna needs to run to is into those long lean arms of that find hunk named matt kemp,,

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