Thursday I wrote how the decision to hook up with tabloid magnet Rihanna had come back to haunt Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. Because of the undue publicity wrought by Kemp’s conquest, a 2008 restraining order against him by Felisha Terrell was brought to light.
(Kemp’s ex-girlfriend Felisha Terrell seen with Terrell Owens)
One of Kemp’s handlers, Lonnie Murray, sent out this statement to the media about the restraining order on Friday: “Matt Kemp dated Felisha Terrell about two years ago for a short period when they moved in with each other. Approximately one month later he decided to end their relationship. She chose to file a complaint and shortly thereafter, on her own accord, decided to drop it based on the fact that the statements made within were false.”
Enter David D. Diamond, the attorney for Terrell, who now says his client was indeed the victim of “betrayal” and “abuse” by Kemp.
Diamond to TMZ.com today:
“The temporary restraining order was granted because of an actual and real threat. The matter was quietly resolved until Mr. Kemp’s agent began making false public statements. My hope is that Ms. Terrell tells her story, because it is a compelling tale of betrayal, abuse and survival.”
To be clear, Kemp has never been charged with a crime as it pertains to his relationship with Terrell. Though a judge did see fit to grant a restraining order against the Dodger, that is not evidence that any of Diamond’s allegations are true.
Of course, none of this would be happening had Kemp not taking the tabloid bait.