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Lakers Star -- No Charges in Domestic Violence Case

10/25/2010 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes will not be charged with a crime in connection with his September arrest for allegedly attacking his fiancee ... TMZ has learned.

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The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office has determined there is not enough evidence to prosecute Barnes for assaulting "Basketball Wives" star Gloria Govan at their home on September 8.

As we previously reported, cops responded to the couple's home after a disconnected 911 call and noticed that both Barnes and Govan had visible injuries. Cops later determined the two had been in a physical confrontation and eventually arrested Barnes on suspicion of felony domestic violence.

Govan has previously stated that the allegations are false ... adding that Barnes has never abused her or her family.

The D.A. has stated, "The decision was made following additional investigation, and was based on the insufficiency of the evidence."

Barnes' attorney, Tom Johnson, tells us, "We were confident that no crime occurred and we think [the D.A.] made the right decision."

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m.b.    

So, not only did we get rid of Trevor Ariza last year..And got mental casr ARTEST, But now we got rid of Farmar for a wife beater...SERIOUSLY????? WTF????

1367 days ago
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Randall Spencer    

Well. Another Laker getting off. Would someone please tell me exactly why these idiots are above the law? Kobe rapes a girl and gets away with it. Artest beats up a woman and gets away with it. Wow. Maybe I should join the team they I can do whatever the hell I want to without any fear of the consequences.

1367 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

So, not only did we get rid of Trevor Ariza last year..And got mental casr ARTEST, But now we got rid of Farmar for a wife beater...SERIOUSLY????? WTF????

Posted at 12:27 PM on Oct 25, 2010 by m.b.


Artest is nuts but he won game 7 for the Lakers with his offense. Give him his props.


Farmer can't play in the triangle and plus Blake replaced him. Barnes is just for depth purposes at the 2 and 3.

1367 days ago
4.

Randall Specner    

Well. Another Laker getting off. Would someone please tell me exactly why these idiots are above the law? Kobe rapes a girl and gets away with it. Artest beats up a woman and gets away with it. Wow. Maybe I should join the team they I can do whatever the hell I want to without any fear of the consequences.

1367 days ago
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Cristina    

If the allegations are false and Barnes has never abused you or your family, then why did you call 911?

Next time it happens, I'll be sure to chuckle.

1367 days ago
6.

pat    

Why? even arrest him, if you have no evidence.

1367 days ago
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msdarkknight    

All that sh*% she talked about the other women on the show(Basketball Wives), and how her and her sister's mom raised them not to be weak women, yada yada yada...Gloria...shut ya mouf!! U can never say anything bad about them ANYMORE. Ur dumb azz took back a woman beater, but wit that fly azz mouth u have, I really don't blame him 4 popping u 1 or 2...U gotsa bob weave Gloria...u gotsa bob & weave, lol!!
I guess,(ur favorite line), "Dat's wats up", LMMAO!!!!!

1367 days ago
8.

Bubba Ganoosh    

Great news! Now we can get on with the season without this distraction. I dont care if he beats the hell outta her, just dont do it during the season. Go Lakers!

1367 days ago
9.

Observer999    

So they're both showing signs of violence (bruising, cuts, whatever) and they only arrest HIM?! Nice.

1367 days ago
10.

BIG VIC    

ANY 1 REMEMBER WHEN THIS CHUMP TRIED TO FAKE KOBE OUT BY THROWING THE BALL IN KOBES FACE AND KOBE DINT EVEN FLINCH NOW HES KOBES LIL BIATCH

1366 days ago
11.

kalmar2    

To post 3:Randall Spencer you confused induvidual. Kobe didn't rape that trash she blew him and wanted some money and notoriety get ya facts straight. This is what happen when a chicks finds out info they don't want to hear, they go ballistic, you defend yourself then they threaten to call the cops to scare you then they come arrest you and then they regret the attemp to intimidate you, stupid game chicks play.

1366 days ago
12.

Joann    

Of course she going to say that. Now the next time he puts his foot up your ass, don't call the police. Just put on your big girl panties and suck it up.

This is the kind of woman that makes it hard for other women who gets abused to be taken seriously. They will say "oh she'll drop the charges later".

1366 days ago
13.

lin    

please someone tell me, why do black people wear tatoos???? For those of you who do- you guys look like ridiculous posers! For one, you can barely see the tatoos against our various skin tones. so why the heck are so many black girls and guys into this fashion statement which very seldom fails to make a statement at all. And for those of you wondering- I am a black.

1366 days ago
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tomcruiseisNUTs    

@#8-ms.darkknight.....I COULDNT SAY BETTER MYSELF, THAT OLE STUCK-UP,GOLDDIGGIN (THAT'S WHATS UP) TART,HAD TO PICK UP HER TEETH OFF THE GROUND AFTER MATT GOT A HOLD OF HER....SHE FOUND OUT HE CHEATED, ARGUED FOR HOURS,MATT DID A "MEL GIBSON" ON(THAT'S WHATS UP).....HEY GLORIA, HONEY YOU MADE A FOOL OF YOURSELF ON TELEVISION, AND NOW A BIGGER FOOL....MATT YOU JUST DID WHAT THE WORLD WANTED TO DO TO (THAT'S WHATS UP)....GO GET YOURSELF A REALITY SHOW AND NAME IT.."THE ABUSIVE DOUCHBAG-LOSER AND HIS GOLD DIGGER SKANK".

1366 days ago
15.

Paris    

Beat that bitch Gloria.

1366 days ago
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