Former basketball player Gilbert Arenas is in quite a bit of trouble for an unusual string of circumstances. Since 2016, the professional athlete has been in an on-and-off relationship with an undisclosed woman, and they recently ended their unsteady coupling for good. But Arenas was apparently unhappy with that decision, and he went to drastic measures. Specifically, he allegedly threatened to release naked photos of her to her 10-year-old son. Now, he's likely going to receive an restraining order for his odd and disturbing actions. Details are a bit scattered, but here's what we know about this situation.
The information was presented in documents acquired by TMZ. It was reportedly after the break-up that Gilbert Arenas started harassing and threatening the woman and her 10-year-old son. According to the woman's account, which she submitted to the L.A. County Superior Court, the ex-basketball player was trying to acquire the son's cell phone number in order to send him lewd photos of his mom in the nude and in the heat of passion with Gilbert Arenas. Here's what the mother said to the court.
The woman also has a text message correspondence with Gilbert Arenas, which she presented to the court. In the text message exchange, Areneas reportedly made the following statement to his ex.
Additionally, in May, Gilbert Arenas reportedly knocked on the woman's door, came into the house, pushed the woman against the wall and demanded sex. She obliged out of fear, according to the report. She believed Gilbert Arenas would harm her child, and she believes he was serious about sending those photos and videos to her child as well, particularly through someone else's cell phone.
Accounting for all his threatening actions, Gilbert Arenas has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from the woman and her child until the next court date. The woman also asked the court to order Gilbert Arenas to stop contacting her, as well as her son, and to not send the indecent photos to the child. The judge allowed this request. There's a hearing held at the end of this month to determine what will become of this situation. That'll further determine what will happen with Gilbert Arenas and his uncomfortable relationship to this woman and her 10-year-old child.
We'll keep you posted on further details related to this odd and deeply unfortunate case as they arrive here at CinemaBlend.
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