Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets’ restricted free agent forward, has been charged with domestic violence and child abuse in connection with his June arrest.
Bridges allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in front of their two children.
The official charges were released on Tuesday (July 19) by the Los Angeles County District Attorneys’ Office.
Bridges is facing one count of injuring a child’s parent and two felony counts of child abuse under circumstances or conditions likely to cause great bodily injury or death.
District Attorney Gascón made the following statement concerning the charges:
Domestic violence creates physical, mental and emotional trauma that has a lasting impact on survivors.
Children who witness family violence are especially vulnerable and the impact on them is immeasurable.
Mr. Bridges will be held accountable for his actions and our Bureau of Victim Services will support the survivors through this difficult process.
In a since-deleted IG post, Bridge’s girlfriend, Mychelle Johnson, shared:
I hate that it has come to this but I can’t be silent anymore. I’ve allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in every way possible and traumatize our kids for life.
I have nothing to prove to the world, but I won’t allow anyone who could do something so horrible to have no remorse and paint a picture of something I’m not.
I won’t allow the people around him to continue to silence me and continue to lie to protect this person. It’s unethical, it’s immoral, it’s truly SICK. It hurts my heart because I’ve always had hope, and so much love and as scary as this is for me to do it’s time I stand up for myself.
I won’t be silent to protect others anymore because I value myself and my kids more than anyones ‘image’.… a fracture nose, wrist, torn eardrum, torn muscles in my neck from being choked until i went to sleep and a severe concussion.
I don’t need sympathy, I just don’t want this happening to anyone else, I just want this person to get help, my kids deserve better. That’s all i want. It hurts, everything hurts, this situation hurts, most importantly I’m scared and hurting for my kids who were witness to everything. Please respect my families privacy and stop with the disgusting rumors and allegations
Scoop some Twitter reaction to the charges below:
Miles Bridges is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday (July 20) at the Los Angeles County Court.