An arrest warrant has been issued for former Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Mobile, Alabama.
According to A.J. Perez of USA Today, a third-degree harassing communications charge was also listed on the Mobile municipal court website.
On Tuesday morning, audio leaked of a man alleged to be Cousins threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend, Christy West.
In a recorded phone call retrieved by TMZ, Cousins allegedly asks West if he could have his seven-year-old son with him at his wedding this past weekend.
“I’m gonna ask you this one more time before I take it to another level,” the voice in the audio says. “Can I have my son here, please?”
Once West says no, the individual alleged to be Cousins responds by saying, “I’m gonna make sure I put a bullet in your f–king head.”
West is seeking a restraining order against Cousins after she said in court documents and a police report that outside of the threat, he also previously choked her.
She also confirmed that an arrest warrant had been signed.
“Yes, a warrant has been signed,” West told USA TODAY Sports in a text message Thursday.
The NBA and Lakers said on Tuesday in public statements that they were “investigating the allegations.”
Cousins suffered a torn ACL earlier this month and is expected to miss the entire season. He signed a one-year deal with the Lakers back in July.