The domestic violence accusations against Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges just elevated as images of his wife’s injuries have surfaced online.
Mychelle Johnson, who has two children with Bridges, took to Instagram with pictures of injuries that she claims were at the hands of Bridges.
Miles Bridges’ wife Mychelle Johnson: pic.twitter.com/BHcvbpWD0H
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“I hate that it has come to this but I can’t be silent anymore. I’ve allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in every way possible and traumatize our kids for life. I have nothing to prove to the world, but I won’t allow anyone who could do something so horrible to have no remorse and paint a picture of something I’m not.
“I won’t allow the people around him to continue to silence me and continue to lie to protect this person. It’s unethical, it’s immoral, it’s truly SICK. It hurts my heart because I’ve always had hope, and so much love and as scary as this is for me to do it’s time I stand up for myself.”
Johnson reportedly sustained a fractured nose and wrist and a severe concussion. Now more information has come out: Bridges choked Johnson until she went to sleep, tearing her neck muscles.
nah, get Miles Bridges outta the league pic.twitter.com/kb9suDdoNq
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From the images shared, there are visible marks on Johnson’s entire body showing the level of damage done. Her face, arms, legs, neck, hands, wrists, and back were all bruised, telling the story of the incident.
Initially, Bridges was arrested in Los Angeles on June 29 and charged with felony domestic violence. Bridges turned himself in and was released on $130,000 bail.
The couple allegedly had an argument that turned physical. When police arrived at the scene, Bridges was not present, but Johnson required medical attention.
Johnson also shared her emergency room medical forms and the damning diagnosis of “Adult victim of physical abuse by male partner.”
Let's be clear: Miles Bridges is charged with felony domestic assault. The woman involved needed medical help. I do not give a damn what this all means for his career if he's guilty. If we focus on his contract, then we're only making it harder for women who face abuse every day. https://t.co/9q02lKUfkH
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It also lists Johnson’s suffering as “assault by strangulation, brain concussion, closed fracture of nasal bone, contusion of rib, multiple bruises, strain of neck muscle.”
In addition, Johnson posted a video of their son telling the story of the alleged attack on his mother.
“I won’t be silent to protect others anymore because I value myself and my kids more than anyones ‘image’.… a fracture nose, wrist, torn eardrum, torn muscles in my neck from being choked until i went to sleep and a severe concussion. I don’t need sympathy, I just don’t want this happening to anyone else, I just want this person to get help, my kids deserve better.
“That’s all i want. It hurts, everything hurts, this situation hurts, most importantly I’m scared and hurting for my kids who were witness to everything. Please respect my families privacy and stop with the disgusting rumors and allegations.”
The Charlotte Hornets released the following statement regarding Miles Bridges:
“The Charlotte Hornets are aware of the situation involving Miles Bridges. We are in the process of gathering additional information. We will have no further comment at this time.”
Bridges has not spoken about the incident that allegedly happened on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Bridges turned himself in and was booked by police and released on bond by the afternoon. On Thursday, he appeared at a local gym for a basketball workout, trying to capitalize on the best season of his career. During this current free agency, Bridges was expected to be a top asset.
The 24-year-old is a free agent. However, now it is sure that teams will wait to find out what will happen in this severe case.
The league’s Domestic Violence Policy says:
“The Commissioner may fine, suspend, or dismiss and disqualify from any further association with the NBA and its teams a player who engages in prohibited conduct in violation of this Policy. Repeat offenders will be subject to enhanced discipline.”
The NBA has yet to issue a statement, and a court date has been scheduled for July 20.