On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney confirmed that Miles Bridges is charged with domestic violence after his girlfriend assaulted him in front of their two children last month. George Gascon clarified that the Hornets winger is facing three counts: one for injuring the other parent of a child and two others for child abuse in circumstances or conditions likely to cause harm. serious bodily injury or death.
According to the prosecutor’s statement, the report ” incorporates a presumption of serious injury to the victim of domestic violence“. The prosecutor’s statement said the children were present during the alleged assault, but did not specify the nature of the child abuse charges.
Miles Bridges is due before a judge Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
” Domestic violence creates physical, mental and emotional trauma that has a lasting impact on survivors“said George Gascon. ” Children who witness domestic violence are particularly vulnerable and the impact on them is immeasurable“.
Miles Bridges was arrested June 29 by Los Angeles police and later released on bail. The next day, his partner Mychelle Johnson, without naming the player, had posted photos of his face as well as the medical report which detailed the injuries suffered.
” I hate that it’s come to this but I can’t keep my mouth shut anymore. I allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in every way possible, and traumatize our children for life. I have nothing to prove to the world, but I won’t allow anyone who might do something so horrible to feel any remorse and portray me as something I’m not. I will not allow the people around him to continue to shut me up and continue to lie to protect this person. »
Both the Hornets and the NBA have said they are aware of the charges against Miles Bridges, and the NBA has opened an investigation.
” These are very serious accusations that we will continue to monitor.“, had declared the Hornets. ” As this is a court case, we will not comment further at this time. »