Lyou Kings announced this week that Richaun Holmes he will miss the remainder of the season for personal reasons. Now it has been known that the reason is that the player has been accused by his ex-partner of domestic violence. He even accuses him of allegedly assaulting his six-year-old son. The two have been fighting for a long time to get custody.
Separated since September 2019, the ex-partner of the Kings pvot assures that he physically abused the child, whom, in a “frustration vent” moment, he even caused a bleed from a blow to the head during a visit on February 6, according to court documents. This caused a restraining order to be filed in the county of Sacramento on behalf of the little son. A judge decreed a Restraining order until Holmes and his ex-wife appear in court later this month.
The player, 2.08 meters and 28 years old, denies the facts and his lawyer describes him as “Exemplary father” while considering that the ex-partner is making unsubstantiated claims and presenting misleading information to try to influence the court.
Holmes defends himself
Holmes explained himself on social networks through messages that he later deleted. “I never respond to accusations, but when it comes to my son, I have to speak up. You have to be pretty dumb to believe that about me. My heart beats for my son. I live to see him happy and I could never lift a hand to harm him. Never. My son loves me and I love him. The relationship we share is the greatest bond I have ever experienced. Hearing my name tarnished at his expense is a line that cannot be crossed”I wrote.
The Kings, meanwhile, showed their support for the player when the charges were not yet public and now they show cautious regarding the case. “The entire organization would like to express its strong rejection of any form of domestic violence. We will respect the judicial process and we will continue to closely monitor the situation,” they wrote from the franchise, which has remained in the final stretch of the season without the 10.4 points and 7.0 rebounds average of Holmes.