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Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas files defamation lawsuit against ex-fiancée Laura Govan

October 10, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas files defamation lawsuit against ex-fiancée Laura Govan

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Former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas is suing his former fiancée Laura Govan in Los Angeles this week claiming she caused several websites to publish “false accusations” that he infected her with sexually transmitted diseases as part of a revenge plot, according to the complaint.

Arenas is claiming in the defamation lawsuit  Govan became “angry” after he ended their engagement and sent him an email on Sept. 22 that fraudulently stated, “When I left you it was because I couldn’t take the STDs

Arenas, who played point guard for theOrlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies,  claims Govan, who is the mother of his four kids,  sent the email as part of a “malicious plan” to leak the message to the media.

“Govan’s intent in this scheme was to embarrass plaintiff Arenas and to cause irreparable harm to his reputation,” the lawsuit states.

The lawsuit states that 13 websites published the accusation.

“As a direct and proximate result of defendant Govan’s intentional, malicious, harmful and offensive acts, plaintiff has sustained severe and serious injury to his reputation,” the lawsuit states.

Arenas wants punitive damages awarded. Govan 36, and her legal representatives have not commented the pending litagtion.

Arenas legal action comes after Govan sued Arenas, 33, back in March claiming he breached an oral contract to support her financially.

The couple were together since 2003 when Arenas was playing for the Golden State Warriors, until last year, when Arenas ended their relationship, her lawsuit says.

“Throughout their relationship, Gilbert repeatedly assured Laura that she did not have to worry because he would take care of her for the rest of her life,” her lawsuit also filed in Los Angeles claims.

Laura joined the reality show “Basketball Wives,” but Arenas eventually convinced her to quit the show, the paperwork claims.

Her lawsuit alleges that Arenas “forcefully took” the engagement ring and sold it sometime in 2015. It also claims he denied her access to a 50 percent interest in the wealth accumulated during their alleged partnership.

Arenas denied selling the ring in a subsequent filing.

In his new defamation claim, Arenas said Laura has become “so destructive” since their relationship ended, he had to get a restraining order.

He said she is barred from coming any closer than 100 yards and has been ordered to take anger management classes.

Laura and her sister Gloria Govan both appeared on “Basketball Wives LA” in 2011.

Gloria, 29, made headlines this week with news she had Fisher over at her Redondo Beach, Calif., house around 11 p.m. on Saturday when her estranged husband Matt Barnes showed up and cops were called.

Barnes, now a player for the Memphis Grizzlies, told ESPN he went to the house to check on his twin 6-year-old sons after one of them seemed distressed during a FaceTime call and said, “Mommy’s friend Derek is here.”

The 35-year-old NBA forward — who was teammates with Fisher on the Los Angeles Lakers — allegedly punched Fisher in the mouth with a closed first and berated him for dating Gloria, according to TMZ.com.

Gloria declined to comment and raced from her front door to a black Cadillac SUV when approached by The News on Thursday.

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