Chamique Holdsclaw committed one of the worst girlfriend breakups in history by chasing down her girlfriend for ending their relationship, pulling a gun, and shooting up her car. The former WNBA great did just that and more back in 2012 (see my blog “Former WNBA Player Chamique Holdsclaw’s Assault on Ex Girlfriend” for all the details). Six official criminal charges have been filed against Holdsclaw for the attack on her ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lacy, also a former WNBA teammate.
Holdsclaw’s criminal charges include 2 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of second degree criminal damage, 1 count of first degree criminal damage, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. That’s a nasty breakup!
If found guilty of all charges, Chamique Holdsclaw could serve up to 65 years in jail.
The message of Holdsclaw story 1) be careful in who you date, 2) sulk at home by yourself, watch movies, eat ice cream etc. when you go through a break up, don’t resort to violence, and 3) hire one hell of a defense attorney if you rack up 6 criminal charges!
Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay, she just can’t stay away from legal trouble. This time TMZ.com reported Lindsay Lohan allegedly punched a women in the left side of the face at Club Avenue, a New York nightclub. Lindsay was arrested Nov. 29th at 4 in the morning and charged with 3rd degree misdemeanor assault. Lohan is pissed about the situation and believes the victim, a women named Tiffany Mitchell, is fabricating the accusation to get her to write a check.
Tiffany Mitchell has already hired big time attorney Gloria Allred to sue Lohan for damages. Attorney to the stars, Gloria Allred may have a tougher case than she anticipates, photos of Mitchell leaving the club have leaked and don’t show any bruising or damage to the left side of her face. Also, a photo released today doesn’t indicate assault to the face, on the contrary, Mitchell’s facial skin looks flawless. Not a smart move by attorney and victim to have photos taken displaying a picture perfect face.
Lohan has hired a private investigator to dive into Mitchell’s criminal history and past lawsuits. Lindsay is claiming she never laid a hand on Tiffany and the only contact they had in the club was a confrontation to get her purse back that Lohan thought Mitchell had taken.
Police detectives have confiscated the club’s surveillance tape to hopefully provide evidence to who is really telling the truth about the assault!
Bad news for Lindsay, this assault charge could be a probation violation on a prior case. It’s the judges discretion to determine the penalty for the probation violation. She could be fined, face jail time, be assigned to work crew, etc.
Former WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw unleashed built up anger on her ex-girlfriend / ex-teammate, Jennifer Lacy by bashing in her car and firing a gun. According to TMZ.com, Lacy believed her former Atlanta Dream teammate was still angry at her for breaking-up their 4 year-long relationship.
On November 13th, Holdsclaw had been following Lacy in her Range Rover SUV. She waited for Lacy to pull the car over and get out. Raging and armed, Chamique approached the SUV and smashed in windows, next she drew a nine mm pistol, fired a shot into the car and then fled.
Police noted an odor of an accelerant in and on the SUV. They suspect Chamique Holdsclaw poured gas onto the car prior to the incident with the intent of blowing the SUV up by firing a bullet into it.
Jennifer Lacy, was not injured and is refusing to speak to her unstable ex. Chamique Holdsclaw is being held in an Atlanta jail on $100,000 bail and must comply with wearing a home monitoring ankle bracelet before being released. Holdsclaw is facing 2 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of criminal damage to property and 1 count of possession of a fire arm during the commission of a felony. She is scheduled back to court November 30th.
Holdsclaw’s fame has come from her talent to score points in a basketball game. However, in this legal situation, Holdsclaw wants to sit the bench and not score points because the more she scores in this game the longer and harsher the sentencing range would become if she were to be found guilty of the allegations.