Miles Bridges: Charlotte Hornets forward charged with felony domestic and child abuse in alleged assault on partner

Bridges, 24, faces one count of injuring a parent of a child and two counts of child abuse in circumstances or conditions likely to cause grievous bodily harm or death, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

The NBA player allegedly assaulted his girlfriend on or around June 27 and 28 in front of their two children, according to the prosecutor’s statement, which cites a criminal complaint in the matter.

“Domestic violence creates physical, mental and emotional trauma that has a lasting impact on survivors,” District Attorney George Gascón said. “Children who witness domestic violence are particularly vulnerable and the impact on them is immeasurable. Mr. Bridges will be held accountable for his actions and our Office of Victim Services will support survivors through this difficult process.

CNN has reached out to Bridges’ representation for comment.

The Hornets said the team is aware of the charges.

“These are very serious charges that we will continue to monitor. As this is a legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time,” the team said in a statement. statement posted on Twitter.
Bridges was first arrested and charged with a felony on June 29 and released on $130,000 bond.
Two days later, Bridges’ partner Mychelle Johnson posted photos on Instagram showing facial injuries. The photos have since been deleted.
Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges arrested and charged with felony in Los Angeles

Johnson also released what appeared to be a discharge document from a hospital emergency department, describing her as an “adult victim of physical abuse by a male partner” and “strangulation assault.”

According to the document, his diagnosed injuries included a closed fracture of his nasal bone, bruised ribs, multiple bruises and neck muscle strain.

“I hate that it’s come to this, but I can’t shut up anymore. I allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in every way possible and traumatize our children for life,” he said. writes Johnson in the post accompanying the images. .

CNN has also reached out to Johnson for comment.

Bridges’ arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the district attorney’s office said.

CNN’s Jill Martin and Jacob Lev contributed to this report.

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