Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins Sued Over Nightclub Fight

by December 08, 2016

A pair of club-goers are suing Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins over an alleged fight that took place at Avenue in Manhattan earlier this week.

They claim that both Cousins and Barnes threw punches in the melee.

The Sacramento Kings, in an emailed statement, say they’re looking into the incident: “We have clear standards of conduct and behavior expected of the entire Kings organization – on and off the court. We are working with all parties involved to gather information in order to take any appropriate next steps.”

Per TMZ:

According to the lawsuit filed in NYC, Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell claim they were innocently hanging out when Barnes approached Jasmine and began to choke her.


In the suit, Powell says he saw the attack and tried to intervene but that’s when Cousins stepped in and punched him in the face. […] At that point, Barnes allegedly released Jasmine’s neck and elbowed her in the face — knocking her unconscious. Myrone claims he was taken to the ground and Barnes and Cousins proceeded to kick and punch him in the head and body.


The rep also says the two were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where they were treated for “serious injuries.” […] A rep for Barnes has previously told us that the NBA stars were the real victims — who were attacked by the other clubgoers over an accidental bump in the VIP section.