*Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes, the former fiancé of Gloria Govan of VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, Sacramento County authorities said Wednesday.
The name of the woman was not released, but she was described as “a woman who lived with him and with whom he had a dating relationship.”
Deputies arrested Barnes after responding to what was termed an incomplete 911 call from a residence around 4:16 p.m., according to sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran. Deputies found Barnes and a woman both with visible injuries, but took Barnes into custody after determining he had been the primary aggressor, said Curran.
Barnes was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of domestic violence and maliciously obstructing the use of a telephone line, reports the Associated Press. He posted a $50,000 bond and was released.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 13, according to authorities.
Barnes, 30, defended himself in a text late last night to Sacramento’s Channel 10 reporter Bryan May, stating: “U know any domestic violence situation 9 outa 10 times the man gets arrested. That’s the case here I was the victim but still got arrested. No matter what I say people are gonna think what they want…”
He later posted on Twitter “DON’T LET YOUR EARS WITNESS, WHAT YOUR EYES DIDN’T SEE!!!”
In April, Govan told Essence Magazine that she and Barnes were getting married in August, but the wedding was called off.
Govan told VH1 of the cancelled ceremony: “This is nothing super dramatic. There was no infidelity involved, no window-smashing, nothing of the sort.”
Gloria said that invitations were mailed out, and 48 hours later guests got a text telling them the wedding is off.
Barnes, 30, signed a two-year contract worth $3.6 million with the Lakers in July as a free agent. The former UCLA player started 58 games last season for Orlando before signing with the Lakers.