Former “Bad Girls Club” star Ashley King and her boyfriend, Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, were arrested Saturday night after a domestic violence incident.
Lawson, 25, was charged with physical harassment and criminal mischief, the Denver Post reports. Meanwhile, Ashley King, whose real name is Ashley Nicole Pettiford, 24, faces charges of domestic violence-related property damage, ABC News Denver reports.
According to Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson, the alleged domestic violence incident involved “yelling” and “damaging of cellphones,” ABC News Denver reports. The altercation was reportedly “a mutual situation and as a result [Arapahoe County] deputies made the decision that there was probable cause to arrest both parties,” Robinson said.
Authorities placed a mandatory restraining order on both Pettiford and Lawson, the Denver Post reports. “They were yelling at each other and broke each other’s phones,” Robinson told the newspaper. “I don’t believe it was physical otherwise.”
Police have yet to say whether Pettiford or Lawson alerted authorities to the domestic incident. Both parties were released after posting $1,000 bond, ABC News Denver reports.
A former reality television star, Pettiford is best known for appearing on the sixth season of the “Bad Girls Club,” an Oxygen network series that focuses on the exploits of unruly young women. During her time on “Bad Girls Club,” Pettiford appeared under the name “Ashley Nicole King” and was known as “The Bombshell.”
Lawson reacted to his arrest with a Monday night Twitter post. A fan mentioned Lawson in a post, writing, “Ty Lawson does not fit the profile. At all. Something fishy here.” Lawson responded to the tweet, writing, “20 day old fish.”
This isn’t the first time that Lawson has run into trouble with the law this year. The 25-year-old basketball star was arrested in January after failing to appear in court on charges of driving under restraint and careless driving, the Denver Post reports.