The mother of Trevor Ariza's 12-year-old son claims the NBA star has physically abused their child on multiple occasions and she's demanding a restraining order on the child's behalf, ASAP.
But, Ariza says the allegations are patently false -- and he's fighting back in court docs of his own.
The 35-year-old Portland Trail Blazers star opted out of the NBA restart in the Orlando bubble -- reportedly to spend time with his son.
Ariza and the mother of his child, Lana Allen, have been locked in a custody battle for a while.
But, Allen recently filed new court documents in Los Angeles accusing Ariza of carrying out a pattern of domestic violence against the child, dating back to 2019.
The details are graphic -- but the allegations are that Ariza, a strong, pro athlete, clearly crossed a line when dishing out corporal punishment on at least two occasions.
Allen claims she reported the alleged abuse to the LAPD, which documented the alleged injuries and looped in the Dept. of Child and Family Services.
In new court docs, Allen is requesting a restraining order against Ariza in hopes of keeping him away from the child.
She claims the child "fears" his father and is "not safe in his care."
Ariza has filed a response to the allegations -- strongly denying the accusations of child abuse and vowing to clear his name.
Ariza says it's Allen who's been alienating him from the child -- causing a rift in their relationship.
Ariza says, "what is occurring here is in fact [Allen's] abuse of the minor child by her relentless, cruel loyalty conflict for [the child], alienation campaign and selfishly driven attempts to interfere in father and son's relationship."
According to court docs, a custody trial is set for October. Both sides are gunning for custody of the child.