Love is in the air for Rihanna. But should she beware?
Questions are surfacing about the singer's new beau, L.A. Dodgers baseball star Matt Kemp, and allegedly abusive behavior by him toward women in the past.
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In June 2008, Kemp's ex-girlfriend, Felisha Terrell, filed a temporary restraining order against him, alleging she endured "constant verbal abuse and threats."
"He has other people calling me, stalking me and I feel afraid for my safety," she said, though the case never went beyond this both sides agreed to move on.
A rep for Terrell quickly released a statement yesterday when this story first broke, saying, "To be very clear, Matt was never physically abusive to Felisha."
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Terrell's attorney at the time, David Diamond, says the allegations were truthful: "It was the harassment, it was the stalking and it was the intimidation."
Kemp's camp denies all of it. His agent, Dave Stewart, says Terrell's case never moved forward "the statements made within [her complaint] were false."
"This happened a year ago and it's really a non-issue," he says. "He was saddened by the whole thing, especially considering [Rihanna's] been through."
Kemp's lawyer, Richard A. Stilz, further backs up the player, saying "He denied [the claims] emphatically, even verbal abuse. He's not that kind of person."
The singer's rep had no comment. Matt Kemp and Rihanna were first spotted as a couple over the New Year's holiday, vacationing in Dubai and Cabo.