Matt Barnes has filed a new lawsuit claiming his ex-wife Gloria Govan and her parents conspired to embezzle $300,000 of his money to purchase their swanky California home.
Via The Blast:
The ex-NBA star claims that during his marriage to Gloria, he believes she devised a plan with her family to embezzle funds from his bank account to fund the purchase of a home for her parents in Oakland, California.
Barnes says the scheme included “using a straw man” — in the form of Gloria’s brother — to purchase the home with Barnes’ signature being used as a co-purchaser, despite him being unaware of the purchase.
According to Barnes, his signature was forged and the defendants “masqueraded as Matt Barnes in order to advance their scheme of purchasing the property.”
Barnes also claims that after the home was purchased, the title was transferred to Gloria and a company named Mengo LLC. He says the LLC is a “mere shell company” created to shield the fraudulent scheme. Barnes says his name was removed from the title following the transfer.
But, that’s not all! Matt says Gloria embezzled $300,000 from his bank account to a private account she set up on the low.
He seeking an unspecified amount of damages and he wants her parents out of the house that he says is rightfully his.
The news of Matt’s lawsuit comes two months after Gloria sued him for defamation because he blasted her alleged fraudulent shenanigans via Instagram.