The animus between exes Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon.
The Blast.com reports that Govan has filed suit against ex-husband Matt Barnes claiming statements he made publically about her and their relationship has hurt her ability to earn a living.
Govan claims her income came from acting and reality television (she was an original cast member on “Basketball Wives”) and her ability to earn a living is tied to her reputation.
She says since their divorce and ensuing custody battle became nasty, Barnes has repeatedly made demeaning and patently false statements about her in the media and social media.
For instance, he claimed on social media she embezzled money from their joint bank accounts in order to buy her family homes, accused her of making fraudulent transactions and of forging his name on lease documents. He also claims she barred him from seeing or having access to his kids and claimed she misused his child support payments.
Govan claims the statements have caused her and continue to cause her harm to her reputation, causing her damages arising from mental pain and suffering, along with lost opportunities.
The suit, which seeks damages for embarrassment, humiliation, and harm to her reputation, doesn’t specify a specific amount. Barnes in turn as filed suit demanding the suit be thrown out based on his statements being opinion and not defamatory.
Govan is currently engaged to Barnes’ former teammate Derek Fisher.
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