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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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31.

Kenneth    

Yes Yes yes

1679 days ago
32.

joe    

Has the story about Matt Kemp and charges of rape hit TMZ yet? Might want to look into what matt was up to in high school. I believe him and a certain exduke player have a dirty past. Matt has always been a shaddy character imo. But he can hit the snot out of a baseball.

1679 days ago
33.

sayy it aint so    

@ CYNTHINIA,, THANKS FOR A GOOD READ,,, THAT WAS A VERY GOOD AND GROWN UP STATEMENT,,, THERES REALLY A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE WITH VERY GOOD STATUS ,,,, THAT WAS GOOD

1679 days ago
34.

Tom T.    

I know matt and his family. He is a stand up guy and I don't believe these allegations for a second. Consider the source and timing of the allegations before jumping to conclusions. I also know people in Rihanna's camp and they have nothing but good things to say about Matt.

1679 days ago
35.

sayy it aint so    

every one of us have got skeltons in our closets, so he who lives in glass house should never throw rocks at others. and even if matt have got something that he did back in the past he still did not let that hold him back he went on through school and he has excelled in his craft and hes going to grow even bigger so what have you got hid in your closet "JOE"

1679 days ago
36.

Rindy    

Rihanna still needs to be careful. I still believe she is getting into a relationship to soon and needs to get help in dealing in what happened to her. Moving on in another relationship will not change anything. Matt Kemp is not the saint in shining armour that is going to make Rihanna's problems go away. Hooking up with a fine man and not knowing his past, present and future can get you in a lot of trouble. People do have skeletons in their closets but that doesn't mean all of them are in the past. Some of those skeletons in the closet just haven't surface back up again in the future. Be careful Rihanna, and be wise, because their is always some truth to every story.

1679 days ago
37.

Sandra    

Wow, a lot people that come to TMZ know Matt!! I find that pretty funny. Anyway, point is Rhianna knows about the situation and should talk to him about it and get to the truth. AND PEOPLE THEY JUST DON'T GIVE OUT RESTRAINING ORDERS TO ANYONE!! If you also look at the statements she said, that he was stalking her driving by her house. He said he was only driving by to see if she was home so he could get his stuff. Why couldn't one of his picked up his things? And if he really wanted his things he could've had a cop gone with him to pick them up. I know cause I have had put a restraining order on someone. I hope Rhianna reads this doesn't take herself as a fool. Best of luck Rhianna. You should take care of yourself before you jump onto another relationship so quickly. Once you do that you take your baggage with you if you're not completely healed.

1679 days ago
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TMZ Staff    

1679 days ago
39.

Ripley    

I honestly don't understand how any of Rihanna's fans can say "Well, why didn't this Felicia press charges?" when someone can ask the same question about Rihanna! Why didn't Rihanna press charges? Why didn't she even call the police? Someone else heard her screams and called the police on her behalf. Rihanna wanted the whole thing done away with! Does that mean she lied in her initial report to the police? Does that mean Chris Brown didn't really beat her up? Wake up you bunch of hypocrites!!!

Matt Kemp was named in a gang rape case in 2002 as well. He wasn't charged but does that mean the girl didn't get raped? Apply the same logic from Rihanna's case and see if you feel confident in saying no.

1679 days ago
40.

Kelly in OKC    

I WENT TO MIDWEST CITY HIGH SCHOOL WITH MATT KEMP, HE'S THE SWEETEST GUY EVER.

1679 days ago
41.

sayy it aint so    

why this and why that , therehas been a lotof women and men who did not make it together in a relationships and matt and his es was one ,, and riri and brown was another and it matters a dam its none of any of our business a lot of you are on a witch hunt and wants to try and dig up dirt. the police report says that a woman did file charges but the police did not file charges aganist kemp and two other players and you all need to get a darn life and let this man and riri live theirs ,,,,,

1679 days ago
42.

sayy it aint so    

women and men fight and make up all the time some break up and go their own way and then there are others who wants to try and hang on to the pass. this one thing that we do all know and that all of us needs to be careful of who we connect with ,, but as life would have it all people are not mean, bad, just because something happen in their lives , you have to go through things in life and you can let it make you stronger are you can let it make are break you and in both matt and riri's case they both have decided to succeed aganist all odds!!!

1679 days ago
43.

Beau    

People

Rhianna's dad used to beat her mom and that is all she really knows of relationships. Remember, she is a young girl.

Unless she gets counseling, she will always be attracted to violent people...as bad as it sounds...it is familiar to her. So she will gravitate towards that....

I work in the counseling field and I see this all the time.



1678 days ago
44.

ryan    

All I know is if kemps numbers drop this year ... I'm killing this bitch...

1678 days ago
45.

ryan    

Funny how news of his "abuse" comes out a week after he signed a 5 million dollar contract...

1678 days ago
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