Atlanta Falcon Chris Owens says his ex-girlfriend filed a restraining order against him to exact revenge for refusing to continue their relationship, according to court documents.
Latia Terry told Owens he will "never see his baby again" and promised to "ruin him," according to documents filed in Gwinnett County, Georgia, on Thursday. The documents, filed on behalf of Owens by his attorneys, request that Terry's petition for a restraining order be denied.
Though she now claims she is afraid of Owens, court papers allege that Terry regularly left their child in his sole custody, even after the violence she now alleges. She even let him travel with the 9-month-old child, with her permission, according to the documents.
Owens' Atlanta-based attorney, Randy Kessler, said there is no basis to the allegations and that Owens has voluntarily paid child support, expenses, and fully paid for an apartment for Terry and their child, even though he currently receives no income due to the NFL lockout.
"There's been no court order requiring him to do anything, he's done it all of his own accord," Kessler said.
Even after filing the restraining order, Terry called and harassed Owens and slandered him on the Internet, the court filings allege, and after harassing one of his friends, police warned her that stalking charges could be filed.
Next Wednesday Owens will appear before the court to tell his side of the story. The court will decide whether the restraining order has merit.
Meanwhile, this week Terry alleged Owens broke into her apartment and destroyed clothes and electronics, according to entertainment website TMZ.
There was $15,000 in damage just to her designer clothes and holes in the walls of her apartment as well as a flat-screen TV, according to the police report.
Owens is not officially named as a suspect in the case, said Jake Smith of the Gwinnett County Police.
Calls to Terry by CNN were not returned at the time of this post.