Lakers center Cousins will not face harassment charges, attorney says NBA union appeals suspension of Dion Waiters
LOS ANGELES — Harassment charges against Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins have been dropped, his attorney, Moshae Donald, said.
“I am pleased to announce all criminal charges against DeMarcus Cousins have been dropped,” Donald said in a statement. “The case is dismissed and Mr. Cousins is looking forward to moving onward with his life and career as a professional basketball player.”
Cousins had been accused of threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend, Cristy West, during a disagreement about whether their son could attend his wedding. Audio of their conversation was published by TMZ and given to the Mobile (Ala.) Police Department, which issued a warrant for Cousins’ arrest, according to police spokeswoman Charlette Solis.
A person familiar with the proceedings said the warrant was later withdrawn and Cousins was arraigned, but the Mobile city attorney ultimately decided to drop the charges.
Attempts to confirm the charges had been dropped with the city of Mobile and West were unsuccessful.