According to the district attorney, Miles Bridges, a forward for the Charlotte Hornets, is accused of assaulting a woman in Los Angeles last month and of abusing a child. After being detained on June 29 in Los Angeles, Bridges, 24, was released after posting a $130,000 bond.
According to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, prosecutors charged Bridges on Tuesday with two counts of child abuse and one felony offense of harming a kid’s parent.
Violence in presence of Children
The district attorney’s office said that it involves an alleged assault on Bridges’ fiancée that allegedly took place in front of their two kids on June 27 or 28.
“Domestic violence creates physical, mental and emotional trauma that has a lasting impact on survivors,” Gascón said in a statement. “Children who witness family violence are especially vulnerable and the impact on them is immeasurable.”
It was unclear what else the prosecution claims happened. Requests for response from a district attorney’s office representative were not immediately entertained.
According to a statement from the district attorney’s office, the lawsuit “included an accusation of causing grave bodily injury on the domestic violence victim.”
According to the statement, Bridges is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Wednesday.
Tuesday night, the criminal case did not seem to be in the online court records, and it was unclear who Bridges’ lawyer is.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Hornets acknowledged knowledge of Bridges’ claims.
“These are very serious charges that we will continue to monitor,” the statement, tweeted from the team’s public relations account, said. “As this is a legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time.”
Miles Bridges’ Stats
After joining the Hornets in 2018, Bridges had a breakout season in 2021–2022, averaging 20.2 points, seven rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers selected him with the 12th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, and they then transferred the Hornets the draft rights.