Former NBA star Joe Smith claims his ex-girlfriend, "Love & Hip Hollywood" star Moniece Slaughter, bilked him out of a ton of money ... and he's pissed that cops have done nothing about it.
According to a report filed with the Manhattan Beach Police Department, Smith claims that between October 2011 and March 2012, nine checks were written from his checkbook to a Timothy Clayton Carr ... totaling $109,000.
Smith told police he did not write the checks and does not know a man by that name.
In June 2012, police were able to get a hold of Carr, who told them he was a friend of Slaughter and that he was cashing the checks for her as a favor because she didn't have a bank account. Carr told cops he was unaware the checks were stolen or that anything was wrong until Smith canceled the last check.
Carr also told police Slaughter had agreed to pay him back for the canceled check, but it when it came time to meet up ... she disappeared.
But Slaughter told police an entirely different story. According to the report, Slaughter claims Smith knew all about the checks and signed them personally. She claims Smith only canceled the last check because the pair broke up.
After talking to Slaughter, police went back to Smith and explained her story. His response ... "She's crazy."
Smith has told police he wants to press charges, but nearly 2.5 years later ... nothing has come of it. He tells TMZ Sports he's frustrated the case remains unresolved and feels police have been giving him the runaround.
Cops tell TMZ Sports the case remains open and active.
I Got the Dog and Faberge Egg
... My Ex Gets Squat
11/10/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Johnny Weir's ex believes the judge in his divorce case screwed the pooch ... because Johnny has been awarded full custody of their tiny little dog.
And there's more in the bad news department for Victor Voronov ... he doesn't get to keep the $20,000 Faberge egg that was a big bone of contention in their nasty divorce.
We found out Johnny and Victor quietly went to court late last week and the judge laid down the law over some precious items. The Japanese Chin, Tema, was the biggest source of heartache. Victor sobbed back in March, as he watched Weir scoop Tema up and remove her from their home.
The judge also gave Johnny's lawyer permission to sell their wedding rings and the pricey egg to cover legal fees.
Johnny threw a crying fit over the egg -- which led to a 6-hour standoff at their storage facility.
Victor also got shut down in his attempt to get more spousal support, so all he gets is a grand a month.
Why do we think this fight's not over?
It's All So Confusing
11/7/2014 9:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner clearly has a strange emotional attachment to his wedding ring.
A ponytailed Bruce stepped out for coffee Thursday afternoon in Calabasas ... and we couldn't help but notice he was wearing a wedding band.
His marriage to Kris is over and out -- they've already agreed on the money split. He has some sort of new relationship/friendship with Kris' best friend, and she's clearly moved on because she's full-on dating Corey Gamble.
Bruce is a complicated guy.
Still Workin' On My Fitness
... Without Khloe
11/6/2014 11:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
His NBA career is likely over ... but Lamar Odom is still working out hard -- possibly preparing his body to reenter the dating pool.
With his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian having moved on to French Montana ... Odom has been spotted working out at an L.A. gym and running along the beach in the last few weeks.
As we previously reported, Lamar has been putting off finalizing the divorce ... but maybe the fact he's tuning up his body is a sign that he's finally ready to rebound.
Fun Fact -- today's Lamar's birthday. Happy 35th!
CLEARLY Back with French
11/5/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
We've been told Khloe Kardashian and French Montana are back together, and just as we were about to post the story we got this video making it clear ... yeah, they're definitely banging again.
Khloe and French were at Kendall's 19th birthday party at a home in Bel Air, and you can see from the video ... Khloe grinded him down good. They broke up in September, but we're told they have been seeing each other for about a week.
As for Kendall ... she celebrated her last year as a teen by getting whipped by a stripper ... and it's clear she got the Kardashian special.
Ready to Dump Nicole Love Nest
But It Won't Go for Cheap
11/5/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Strahan hates to see her go, but he loves the look of $23 million in the bank -- so he's finally ready to part with his most beloved and prized ... L.A. area mansion.
TMZ Sports has learned the NFL Hall of Famer is pocket listing his Brentwood pad ... which buyers have been drooling over ever since Michael and Nicole Murphy broke up in August.
Our real estate sources tell us ... Michael is emotionally attached to the 15,600 sq. foot palace -- he just bought it in December for $16 million -- but recently decided he'll let it go IF, and only IF, he gets an offer of $23 million ... or more.
The spread includes 9 bedrooms and 14 baths ... but NOT Nicole. We're told she moved out back in the summer.
Bad Case of the Benz
Smashes Up BF's Mercedes
11/4/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Now we know why Nicki Minaj and her longtime boyfriend broke up ... one of them was on the verge of going to jail after she smashed the windows of his Mercedes with a baseball bat.
Here's what we know. During the summer, Nicki and Safaree Samuels got into an argument. She started screaming, he got pissed, and she EXPLODED in anger, grabbing a bat and chasing him out of the house. She wisely chose property over person, and pulverized the 2012 Benz.
And for bad measure, she threw his clothes in the garbage -- just like in the movies.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops were called to the house, but no arrests were made. Safaree was escorted out of the house and left.
As for why Nicki didn't get in trouble ... it appears she owned the Mercedes, but allowed him to use it, and you can't get arrested for destroying your own property.
They broke up a short time later. Wise move.
I'm Dating French Montana ...'s Brother
11/3/2014 12:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amber Rose has a connection to another soul with a broken heart ... we found out she's dating French Montana's brother Zack.
There are reports that Amber and French are together, but in reality ... French and his bro hang together all the time ... thus the confusion. That's why we got a pic of Amber, French and Zack at Knott's Berry Farm about a week ago.
Amber keeps her distance when they're in public, but we know she's seeing Zack. They were out at a strip club and a nightclub in NYC over the weekend.
As for why the secrecy ... we're hearing Amber doesn't want to make things more difficult with Wiz Khalifa, given their nasty split and a looming custody fight.
Ex-NFL Star Jason Sehorn
Separates From Angie Harmon
11/3/2014 8:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former NFL star Jason Sehorn has separated from his wife Angie Harmon after 13 years of marriage.
Sehorn and Harmon have three daughters together (11, 9, 5).
The couple got engaged on "The Tonight Show" back in 1998. They were married in 2001.
According to reports, Jason has been living in North Carolina and working as an analyst for ESPNU -- while Harmon was staying in L.A. with their daughters. She currently stars on the TNT drama "Rizzoli & Isles."
Sehorn has been married once before to former CNN correspondent Whitney Casey.
Rebounding Is Better
... 2 Chicks At a Time
11/3/2014 6:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
He's single (kinda) ... and now it's clear Matt Barnes is lookin' to mingle -- because the NBA star was chattin' it up with TWO ladies outside Greystone this weekend.
As we previously reported, the L.A. Clippers star recently separated from his wife Gloria Govan -- and though the "Basketball Wives: LA" star claims there's a shot at reconciliation, we're hearing it just ain't so.
Fast forward to Sunday night/Monday morning ... and it's pretty clear Barnes is looking to move on.
Unless Matt was just looking to make some new platonic friends at 3 A.M.
Tyga Hacked My Twitter ...
I'm Not a Gold Digging Cheater!
11/2/2014 9:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Blac Chyna is blasting her ex, Tyga, for pulling a hack job on her to tweet messages where she appears to confess she's a gold digging cheater.
The tweets -- sent early Sunday morning from Blac Chyna's account -- said, "Im a gold digger & a cheater. I never really loved Tyga It was always about the money. After he took me out the strip club gave me a beautiful family."
Of course, BC denies being a gold digger or a cheater -- and she quickly posted an update on her Instagram saying her account had been hacked by Tyga. Shortly after that .... the tweets were gone.
We've reached out to Tyga's rep ... so far no word back.
Sorry Gloria ...
This Split Ain't Amicable
10/30/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Our sources tell us ... Matt was the one who called things off with the "Basketball Wives" star -- and he's still upset and hurt about the things that led up to the split.
The Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan break-up isn't as friendly and happy and cheery as she says it is ... this according to sources close to Matt, who tell us this thing is pretty damn far from amicable.
As we previously reported, Matt believed there were major "trust issues" in the relationship -- and now we know reconciliation is the last thing on his mind.
Meantime, Gloria insists the two are working things out -- and have a "dope" relationship and are working together to co-parent their twin sons.
We're told that Matt is 100% committed to the children -- he just has issues with their mother.
Split from Matt Barnes Is Amicable
... 'We're Dope'
10/29/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Gloria Govan says a reconciliation with L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes is NOT out of the question ... telling TMZ Sports the split with her estranged hubby is "definitely amicable."
We broke the story ... Matt separated from Gloria earlier this summer with sources telling us "trust issues" played a part in the split. So far, neither Matt nor Gloria have filed for divorce.
Now, Gloria tells us the two are still on pretty good terms -- "we're dope" -- and says they're working together extremely well to co-parent their twin boys.
It's an interesting turn of events ... considering Gloria is being sued for allegedly forging Matt's name on official documents to take out a secret $150k loan.
Gloria also says she expects to get together with Matt this weekend to help the kids celebrate Halloween.
Stay tuned ..