Gilbert Arenas Continues STD Lawsuit Against Laura Govan
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Gilbert Arenas has dropped his legal battle with Laura Govan’s lawyer – in which he accused her of defaming his good name — by spreading lies about him having an STD.
Here’s the latest: On May 22nd, the former NBA star headed to court and filed docs in the case explaining he is dropping all claims against his baby mama/ex fiancee’s lawyer, Maya Shulman.
Arenas filed a request for dismissal of all claims against Maya Shulman without the option of refiling at a later time. However, his legal battle with the reality star will continue on despite her not attending recent court hearings and being sanctioned by the judge.
Here’s the backstory: Arenas sued his Laura and her attorney Maya Shulman accusing them of defamation.
Arenas explained Shulman wrote a blog post about the never-ending battle between her client and Arenas. In it, she claimed Govan was “stating a fact” when she had publicly accused Areans of giving her an STD. However, two weeks later she issued a retraction.
Arenas was awarded a $110k judgement in a separate lawsuit against Govan over the STD allegation. Shulman later responded to Arenas, saying her statements were true or substantially true and therefore demanded his case be thrown out.
She described Arenas as a convicted felon who was suspended by the NBA. The lawyer said Arenas had resorted to a public campaign against her and Govan, by disseminating slanderous allegations through social media and the press in an attempt to harm and ridicule them both.