BOSSIP Exclusive: Gilbert Arenas Wants Laura Govan To Pay Nearly $40K Legal Fees In “STD” Case

BOSSIP Exclusive: Gilbert Arenas Wants Laura Govan To Pay Nearly $40K Legal Fees In “STD” Case

- By Bossip Staff

Gilbert Arenas and his significant other Laura Govan pose for pictures as they make their way through the terminal at LAX. The three-time NBA All-Star has done very well for himself after the end of his professional career. Arenas pulled in nearly $25 millions dollars last year while not actually playing in the NBA!

In April, Govan filed what’s known as an “anti-SLAPP” motion, a last ditch attempt to get Arenas’ case against her thrown out, because she argued that it was malicious and violated her right to free speech. However the judge sided with Arenas, and said Govan’s refusal to give evidence in the case made him believe she intentionally leaked the “STD” email in order to humiliate Arenas.

A judge denied Govan’s request to dismiss the case, and went a step further by striking all of her responses from the suit, leaving her without a defense and effectively putting her into default.

Govan’s lawyer, Michael Heicklen, then announced that he was no longer repping Govan and she would be her own lawyer.

Arenas’ $37,145 legal fees were for time spent defending against Govan’s legal maneuvering in trying to get the suit tossed, along with making the case for Govan to pay Arenas’ attorney fees, Murphy said.

A judge has yet to rule on Arenas’ motion.

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