Gloria Govan Denies Abuse By Matt Barnes’ Hand

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In response to the speculation that Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan was the unnamed woman in reports of her fiancé Matt Barnes’ domestic-violence arrest on Wednesday, Gloria supposedly issued a statement to The Sacramento Bee via a publicist named Laura Wright:

“Any accusation of domestic violence are false. My fiancé, Matt Barnes, has never physically abused me or my family.”

This would seem to contradict Barnes’ prior claim to Sacramento’s News 10 that he is “the victim” of the situation. As if this situation weren’t confusing enough, Wright (who heads Avid Exposure) is not the same publicist Gloria had less than a month ago, when we last interviewed her (that was Dana Hill of Divine Marketing, who did not respond to our request for an interview or statement on this matter). Public figures change publicists all the time, of course, but it does nothing to keep the communication lines of an already nebulous story clear. We’ll see where this goes.

Update: We heard from Dana Hill, who is still representing Gloria. Laura Wright is Matt’s publicist, who is handling this matter.

In other Basketball Wives follow-up news, TMZ got their hands on a motion filed by Royce Reed against the father of her child, Dwight Howard. It alleges that Howard misses scheduled visitations with their son and requests a guardian be appointed by the court to ensure Howard stays on task and that she gets proper care. Two weeks ago, the pair were involved in a public back-and-forth at their son’s daycare center. [Sacto 9-1-1,TMZ]

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  1. Saintt_Sinner says:

    Hmmmm…Some how I’m just not buying it…Trying to save face now just makes you look like more of a moron then you have already made yourself look…

  2. Surprise says:

    Yeah right he didn’t do it. Her and Matt we’re so perfect (let her tell it) and now she can’t fathum the embarrassment. Now that’s what’s up!

  3. jane doe says:

    this is sad for everyone. i just hope they both get the help they need, so that this doesn’t ever happen again. domestic violence is a serious problem, that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

  4. MoPch says:

    Let’s just say, for the sake of argument, that Matt really DIDN’T have a domestic violence situation with Gloria. He clearly was involved in one with someone … who? IJS …

  5. Shauncey says:

    Yeah RIGHT Gloria. Your crediability is shot……….not to mention your relationship.

  6. Shilo says:

    Shauncy, Please tell me how Gloria’s credibility is shot? The only statement that has come from her is that he fiancé did not do anything to harm her. Any other statements have been given from their publicists. As for her relationship…it may be shot but that’s not for us to judge.

    MoPch, Just because he didn’t have a Domestic Violence situation with Gloria does not mean that there was another individual. Even if there was another individual it does not mean that Matt was cheating on Gloria. There are many different meanings to Domestic Violence charges.

    Jane Doe, If a Domestic Violence situation did occur then I do agree that it is sad and that they both should seek help not only for the sake of themselves but for their children as well.

    Surprise, I don’t know if your being a smart a** or not but I don’t think that he truly did it. And even if he did and Gloria is just stating that he didn’t it’s not our business and not our place to judge. They are human just like we are. Gloria knows that she and Matt are not perfect. She just sees her relationship as better then what the other “Wives” relationships are and to be honest I think her relationship with Matt was the best out of all of them. Gloria is a strong minded individual and I think that if major embarrassment was to come her way she would go through it with her head held high.

    Saintt_Sinner, What are you not buying? Trying to save what? And who looks like a moron?

  7. Shauncey says:

    Sorry for the typos.
    Oh yes, and realize just because you have a ring doesn’t mean that you’ll make it down the aisle.

  8. nana says:

    there is no smoke with out a Fire!and gloria,remember dat, wat goes around always comes around.u put urself out der bcos de way u carried urself on de show.glovan!!!.

  9. nana says:

    all mouth and ears are opened now.either he hit or not, all dat we know is he got arrested for Domestic Voilence/Abuse.’charecter is like pregnancy u cant Hide it”.

  10. PRINCESS L says:

    i dont think its so much of saving face..its more of thats her childrens father&is that the image she wants to set for her kids.men hit on women all the time.&shes a victim..my gma was hit on by her exhusband and she denied it as well for the sake of the kids…lets not judge this situation..u dont know everything.we dont know wut happen to lead to the violence..whos to say he wont do it again?

  11. pop says:

    it was really disapointing to see Shaunie Oneal participate in the hatefest on Gloria.She looked really imature sitting there antagonizing her about her personal business which was none of hers.I thought she was on another level but she proved to be just like the rest of them,a miserable ghetto girl!

  12. MRS.LOLLIPOP says:

    FRIST OFF GLORIA THINK SHE CAN TALK ABOUT PEOPLE AND GET AWAY WITH IT HOW CAN YOU JUDGE SUMBODY AND YOU DONT EVEN NOW THEM SHE NOT A REAL FRIEND AND I ADVISED NOW ONE TO BE HER FRIEND SHE THINK SHE GOT A BLACK GURL SWAGG TALK N BOUT THATS WATS UP THAT WAS UP WHEN YOU GOT YO ASS WOPE LOL STILL THIS DAY……………………………..

  13. LOLO says:

    LET SOMEONE WITH SOME AGEAND EXPERIENCE ANSWER HOW GLORIA’S CREDABILITY IS SHOT….BCUZ THE POLICE DON’T JUST ARRIVE TO YOUR HOUSE ….DUMMIE…SOMEONE CALLED THEM FOR SOME REASON…LOUDNESS OR THEY INITIAlly felt they were threatened ….who dialed…911 they are not a joke