Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins allegedly threatened to put a “bullet” in his ex-girlfriend’s head when she refused to let their 7-year-old son attend his wedding over the weekend, according to an audio recording.
Cousins’ former girlfriend, Christy West, told police in Mobile, Alabama, that the 29-year-old NBA star threatened her on Friday ahead of his Saturday ceremony with new girlfriend Morgan Lang in Atlanta, according to a phone call obtained by TMZ Sports.
“I’m gonna ask you this one more time before I take it to another level,” a man identified by West as Cousins said during the call while she was at a trampoline park. “Can I have my son here, please?”
West then told the man on the phone that wouldn’t be happening, prompting Cousins to erupt, she told police.
“I’m gonna make sure I put a bullet through your f—ing head,” the man replied, according to audio obtained by TMZ.
The recording cuts off at that point, but West claims the four-time All-Star also threatened to end her life “even if he didn’t have to get his hands dirty doing it,” TMZ reports, citing court documents.
West also claimed Cousins had previously choked her, but additional details of that accusation weren’t provided in her account to police. She filed for a restraining order to protect herself and her son from Cousins, although she’s willing for him to have supervised visits with their child, according to TMZ.
A Mobile police spokesperson told TMZ that an investigation into West’s claims has been opened.
Cousins, who is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season after tearing his ACL earlier this month during an offseason workout with the Lakers, did not return a request for comment, according to TMZ.
Cousins’ son, meanwhile, did not make it to Saturday’s ceremony, but two of his former teammates at the University of Kentucky — John Wall and Eric Bledsoe — were among his groomsmen, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
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