On Sunday, DeMarcus Cousins was involved in an incident at a New York nightclub with teammate Matt Barnes, who allegedly choked a woman during an argument. This morning, TMZ is reporting that Cousins and Barnes are being sued by the alleged victims, Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell, in federal court.
In the lawsuit, Besiso alleges that Barnes approached her in the VIP area of the club, grabbed her “by the neck and began choking her,” and when he released his grip, she was “intentionally elbowed in the face,” knocking her unconscious. Powell says when he came to Besiso’s defense, he was punched by Cousins, and Cousins and Barnes then punched and kicked him repeatedly in the head and body on the ground. Powell and Besiso’s attorney says they were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital and treated for “severe personal injuries.”
There are two sides to every story, but ugh, not good PR for Boogie. For more details, check out TMZ.