LOS ANGELES -- Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent Miles Bridges is facing three felony domestic violence charges for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in front of their two children last month, the Los Angeles County district attorney said Tuesday.
District Attorney George Gascon said his office filed one felony count of wounding the parent of a child and two felony counts of child abuse under circumstances or circumstances likely to cause serious bodily injury or death.
According to the DA's release, the case alleges “domestic violence inflicting serious bodily injury on the victim.
The DA's release noted that children were present for the alleged assault but did not otherwise specify what the child abuse count stemmed from.Bridges is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
"Domestic violence creates physical, emotional and psychological trauma that has a lasting impact on survivors," said Gascon. "Children who witness domestic violence are particularly vulnerable and the impact on them is immeasurable."
Bridges was arrested by Los Angeles police on June 29 and later released on $130,000 bond. Both the Hornets and the NBA have said they are aware of the complaints filed against Bridges, with the league noting it is investigating the allegations.
These are very serious allegations that we will continue to monitor," the Hornets said. "As this is a legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time.
Bridges' agent, Rich Paul, could not immediately be reached by The Associated Press for comment Tuesday night.
Michelle Johnson, the mother of Bridges' two young children, posted several photos on Instagram on July 1 of what appeared to be injuries and a medical report that read "adult physical abuse by male partner; strangulation, brain injury; closed nasal bone fracture; rib compression." ; multiple bruises; tension in neck muscles."
She did not mention Bridges by name but wrote on Instagram: "I hate that this has come to this but I can't stay silent anymore. I have allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in every way possible and hurt our children.
For life. I have nothing to prove to the world, but I will not allow someone who could do something so terrible to have no remorse and paint a picture of something I am not.