Derek Fisher and Matt Barnes saga continues

Derek Fisher showed up in court with fiance Gloria Govan after Matt Barnes brought up his DUI arrests in their custody battle. The Matt Barnes vs. Gloria Govan custody battle continues! And this time, Derek Fisher is getting in the mix.

Derek Fisher popped up in court to support his fiancé Gloria Govan as she goes to war with her ex (and Derek’s former teammate) Matt Barnes over custody of their 9-year-old twin boys.

Gloria and Matt were due for another hearing in their ongoing battle inside the L.A. County Superior Court on Tuesday morning (November 6th).

The timing of it all …

Two weeks ago, Matt filed paperwork to discredit Derek as a viable witness in their ongoing divorce case due to his DUI conviction. Apparently, Gloria petitioned him as a witness to testify in their divorce case, but Matt isn’t having it.

Derek Fisher Gloria GovanThe Blast reports:

He [Derek]did not take the stand to testify, and was asked to leave the courtroom shortly after the hearing started, because he is not a party to the case.

You’ll recall, Derek was arrested and charged in June 2017 after he flipped an SUV (that was registered in Matt’s name) on the freeway in LA with Gloria riding in the passenger seat. He pled no contest and was sentenced to 100-hours of community service.

In the child support case

Matt reportedly filed to have his $20,000/month child support payment lowered since he now has full custody of the kids, he believes his payments should be decreased. Along with the $20K/month payment, he also pays the boys’ private school tuition. Matt received full custody of the kids after Gloria was arrested at their kids’ school for blocking Matt from getting the kids on his supposed custodial day. He filed a restraining order against her following the incident. She was ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the kids. She was granted permission to see the kids once a week for four hours with a professional monitor. She can only be near Matt when she gets the kids and she can not take them outside of L.A.

The L.A. County D.A. rejected criminal charges against the former “Basketball Wives” star after she was arrested on a felony child endangerment charge. Apparently, she wasn’t just going off on Matt in front of their kids for nothing. She claims it was actually HER weekend and not his.

According to The Blast, closing arguments will soon be heard and a final decision on the restraining order will be given. After the restraining order deal, a permanent custody order will be decided.

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