Miles Bridges' longtime partner and the mother of his two children has spoken out about the alleged domestic violence incident that left her injured and led to Bridges' arrest this week.
Mychelle Johnson posted a series of photos, including at least one from a hospital, documenting the injuries she allegedly suffered at Bridges' hands.
The photos show bruising and scratches on her hands, arms, legs, back and neck, and what appears to be blood coming from her ear. One photo shows a discharge document from the hospital, detailing her diagnosis and injuries:
"Adult victim of physical abuse by male partner," the document reads. "Assault by strangulation; Brain concussion; Closed fracture of nasal bone; Contusion of rib; Multiple bruises; Strain of neck muscle"
Johnson also included a lengthy caption indicating that Bridges has abused her "in every way possible," and that their two children witnessed the most recent alleged incident.
"I hate that it has come to this but I can't be silent anymore," Johnson said. "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. 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."
Warning: Photos may be triggering
Bridges was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday after he turned himself in, reportedly on felony domestic violence charges.
The Hornets, who earlier in the week extended a qualifying offer to the restricted free agent, said in a statement they “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.”
The 24-year-old former Michigan State star is coming off a breakout season in which he averaged 20 points and 7 rebounds per game. He is known a high-flying dunk artist with several highlight-reel slams.
His behavior in the offseason, however, has turned heads, including when he posted a photo on social media that appeared to show him holding a cup of lean and a joint. He later denied the beverage was lean, saying it was merely lemonade.