Saturday, January 29, 2022

Gloria Govan to White Officer During Arrest: ‘Don’t Shoot Me Because I’m Black’

*Gloria Govan and her ex, Matt Barnes have been in court all week as part of their custody battle and on Wednesday morning, the ex-NBA star’s legal team called the L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy to testify as Barnes tries to get a longterm restraining order against his ex-wife.

The deputy said when he was called to the scene after the custody dispute between Barnes and Govan back in September, she was angry, uncooperative and worried that she would be shot because she’s Black.

Govan reportedly said, “Don’t you shoot me because I’m black,” and kept repeating that she “did not want to get hurt because she’s black.”

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According to The Blast, the deputy explained that he gathered statements from Barnes and other witnesses at the scene, but when he tried speaking with Govan, she was “very, very angry” and she made it clear that “she doesn’t talk to pigs.”

She even refused to provide her name to the deputy, so she was hauled off to jail.

Govan also took the stand to speak on her arrest and explained how the incident didn’t go down as Barnes and the other witnesses described.

The judge is then expected to make a decision on the restraining order that Barnes has against her before addressing the ongoing custody issue.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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