On Thursday Barnes’ publicist, Laura Wright, identified the woman as Gloria Govan, an actress in VH1’s “Basketball Wives.”
Noting that both Govan and Barnes are her clients, Wright issued a statement from Govan, absolving Barnes.
“This is a situation that has been blown out of proportion,” Govan said. “Any accusation of domestic violence are false. My fiance, Matt Barnes, has never physically abused me or my family.”