Janis Carr of the Orange County Register reports:

Fiance of Matt Barnes says domestic violence charge is false

The fiancée of Lakers player Matt Barnes said Thursday he has never physically abused her or her family and that the domestic violence charge against him is false.

Laura M. Wright, a publicist who represents both Barnes and Gloria Govan released to The Sacramento Bee a statement on Govan’s behalf Thursday: “Any accusation of domestic violence are false. My fiancé, Matt Barnes, has never physically abused me or my family.”

Barnes said as much Wednesday night, stating he was the “victim.”