Last week, Derek Fisher filed docs in his girlfriend’s legal battle with her ex-husband, former NBA star Matt Barnes, revealing private text messages to prove her claim of defamation and dishonesty against him.
But now, according to the Blast, Barnes wants Fisher to stay out of his business.
In new documents obtained by the publication, Barnes acknowledges the fact that Fisher has moved in with his ex-wife, Gloria Govan, but that’s where he draws the line.
Barnes says the private texts Fisher provided to the court should not be entered as evidence in the suit, because the issue has nothing to do with him.
If you recall, Barnes accused Govan of stealing more than $300,000 from him during their relationship and forged his signature to purchase a home and business for her parents. In turn, Govan countersued, accusing her ex of defamation.
After that, Fisher released texts to back Govan’s story. In the texts, Fisher is seen trying to settle the issue between the former couple, which prompted Barnes to respond, “Listen…I’m not sure how much she’s told you…But she’s mad at me cause I found out she stole nearly a million dollars, forged my signature & stole my ss# to get her parents a night club & the house they live in..”
“Since we’ve been going to court over the situation she’s been holding that hate & frustration for me against the boys,” Barnes continued in the messages, as Fisher used them to hold Barnes accountable for “crimes and acts of dishonesty” against Govan.
But, according to Barnes, those messages were for Fisher, and Fisher only, in response to his extended olive branch.
He says they were not intended for his ex-wife, and therefore, holds no weight in their legal battle. As a result, they should be tossed.