NBA star Matthew Barnes was sued by his girlfriend’s ex-husband, David Pattersonafter Barnes allegedly spat on Patterson throughout a heated altercation in an NFL playoff sport Sunday.
In accordance with court docket paperwork obtained by The Blast, the couple are suing the 42-year-old former athlete for battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional misery.
Matt Barnes is being sued for spitting on his girlfriend’s ex at a 49ers sport
In accordance with new court docket paperwork obtained by The Blast, Patterson alleges he was “wrongfully, maliciously and violently assaulted, overwhelmed, threatened and injured” by Barnes on Jan. 22. Courtroom paperwork seem to falsely declare this occurred on Jan. 22, 2022, as a result of the incident made the information final Sunday.
Within the paperwork, Patterson alleges that Barnes “deliberately spat” in his face with “the intent to hurt and/or offend him.” Following the alleged spat, Patterson claims that he now he “suffered and continues to undergo from accidents, emotional misery, ache and struggling, embarrassment and humiliation.”
Patterson says he suffered “psychological and emotional ache” from the spitting
Courtroom paperwork even state that any “cheap particular person in Patterson’s state of affairs would have been offended by the non-consensual contact.” Because of Barnes’ conduct, Patterson claims that he “suffered from psychological and emotional ache, anguish and discomfort, all to his personal detriment and damages in quantities not absolutely ascertained however throughout the jurisdiction of this court docket and topic to proof on the time of the method .”
In different phrases, Patterson is looking for unspecified damages on this case and hopes a court docket will resolve an acceptable quantity. The paperwork go on to state that “Patterson additional alleges and maintains, primarily based on info and perception, that Barnes took the actions described above willfully, contemptibly, and wantonly, with malice and oppression, and with figuring out contempt for Patterson’s rights, and in doing the issues herein asserted Barnes is responsible of oppression and malice.
In Patterson’s view, he believes that Matt Barnes’ conduct “justifies the award of exemplary and punitive damages in any quantity obligatory and acceptable to punish Barnes and deter additional misconduct.”
Stunning textual content messages make a problematic state of affairs much more sophisticated
If that weren’t sufficient, it looks as if this simply constructed up over time. The court docket paperwork additionally comprise some fairly nasty textual content messages going backwards and forwards between Matt Barnes and Melisa Andino. An alleged textual content message states: “Melisa, are your lips good for something aside from sucking dick? Test your man, he is dropping it.
In a bunch textual content message, Barnes allegedly referred to as Patterson a “b****” and a “fucking clown.” Patterson additionally alleges that Barnes was searching for a combat, telling him to “come over” to his residence, the place he anticipated bodily violence to ensue.
Patterson claims Barnes instructed him he was “uninterested in your faux bully**” and tried to attract Melisa into the dialog. Patterson says Barnes additionally claimed he was poor and “did not find the money for to pay for something.”
In his authorized paperwork, Patterson offered an extended record of alleged textual content messages wherein he claims Barnes referred to as him a wide range of vulgar names in group messages.
Matt Barnes claims Patterson is the attacker
Matt Barnes made headlines final week for spitting on his girlfriend’s ex throughout a heated change on the Cowboys-49ers sport on Sunday, January 22, 2023. 3:40 PM simply earlier than the beginning of the playoffs at Levi’s Santa Clara Stadium.
Two days after the incident, Matt Barnes entered a Los Angeles County courthouse to hunt a short lived civil restraining order in opposition to Patterson. In court docket paperwork, Barnes stated Patterson “hunted me down and confronted me aggressively.”
Barnes additionally says that, on the day in query, Patterson “pushed me and I used to be pressured to push him away from me.” Though Patterson claimed Barnes was threatening him in textual content messages he included in court docket paperwork, in his restraining order, Barnes stated, “I did not need the altercation to escalate any additional bodily, and out of frustration with him I he sought and his relentless repeated harassment I spat in his course with disgust.