Not much shocks us anymore, but we gotta admit, these new allegations against NBA vet Rajon Rondo are a DOOZY. His children's mother just received a restraining order, and she accuses him of pulling a gun on her, threatening to kill her, and involving the kids in the incident. More inside.
In response to TMZ reporting Rajon Rondo pulled a gun on his former partner and mother of his children — and threatened to kill her — NBA spokesperson Mike Bass tells ESPN:
“We are aware of the report and are in the process of gathering more information.”
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) May 16, 2022
Ashley Bachelor has been granted a restraining order against ex-fiancé & NBA star Rajon Rondo. She claims the Cavs baller has shown a pattern of abuse against her and their two children, and he violently pulled a gun on her recently in front of their kids. She also says he's threatened to kill her on multiple occasions, and shes scared for her life.
TMZ reports Ashley filed for the emergency protective order last week in Louisville for her and their son and daughter. What she says led to this is mind-blowing, and involves a pattern of alleged verbal abuse of their children, as well as threats against her life.
The most recent incident involved Rondo - who was at her home playing video games with his son - allegedly violently reacting to her asking their son to separate the laundry. She says Rondo destroyed the game console, left the house and came back with his gun, and waved it around outside of the back door demanding her to send their kids outside to him. She says he also told her, "You're dead!"
According to the site:
"Bachelor says Rajon -- a 2x NBA champ and 4x All-Star -- was playing video games with his son on May 11 ... when Ashley asked the boy to separate laundry. Bachelor says Rajon became enraged and ripped the game console out of the wall in front of the kid.
Ashley says Rajon then continued the destructive behavior, smashing everything from a teacup to outdoor lights and trash cans.
Bachelor says the kids were upset after witnessing their dad losing it, so she tried to "deescalate" the situation. But, she says Rajon responded by making a death threat, allegedly saying, "You're dead."
Rondo temporarily left the home, according to Ashley, before returning about 15 minutes later, when he allegedly approached a back door and began banging on the window with his gun.
Bachelor says she didn't know what was going on, so she approached the door from the inside to take a look. She allegedly saw Rondo with the weapon and asked him to stop because he was scaring her. She says Rondo didn't listen, and instead yelled, "Go get my f**king son!""
Unfortunately, it didn't end there, according to her. Ashley says she felt like she had to comply and allow the kids to go outside to him because she feared he would shoot.
Rondo - who is originally from Louisville - couldn't be consoled and she couldn't successfully de-escalate the situation. But, thankfully, his parents arrived on the scene.
"Ashley says she feared if she didn't comply with the alleged gun-wielding hoops star something bad may happen, so she brought their son, Pierre, downstairs, but kept the backdoor closed.
Soon after, Ashley says Pierre opened the door and Rondo "yanked him outside."
Bachelor says Rondo, who was still allegedly holding his gun, was screaming at Pierre, asking why the boy was scared of his dad.
Ashley, who claims her son was "visibly upset," says she didn't intervene because she was scared Rajon would shoot her.
Bachelor says Rajon eventually demanded their daughter also come outside ... where she claims he yelled at both kids for being afraid of him.
Thankfully, Ashley says Rajon's mom and dad both arrived at the home ... and although they didn't have much success in calming down Rajon, she claims he eventually left the scene.""
The extremely scary situation led to Ashley filing for a restraining order, which was granted.
She gave more details in her filing, including alleged verbal abuse the two-time NBA champion and four-time NBA All-Star has hurled at their 14-year-old daughter, Ryelle (pictured above with Rondo last year), and son, Rajon, Jr.:
"I am extremely fearful for my safety and for the safety of my children. Rajon has a history of volatile, erratic, explosive behavior. He is verbally, emotionally, and financially abusive. He physically hits our son and calls him names like 'p***y' and accuses him of acting like a 'bitch.'" "Rajon verbally assaults our daughter. He calls her names like 'thot, bitch, and d**khead.' Rajon has made several threats on my life, saying at various times he will shoot me or shoot up my car."
While Rajon is usually seen as one of the most well known, accomplished stars currently in the NBA, he's not a complete stranger to on and off-the-court drama.
This past October, he got into a verbal altercation with a fan that turned semi-physical, and he was criticized for making gun-shooting motions in the fan's face:
Full video of a fan getting ejected after slapping Rondo's fingers out of his face. pic.twitter.com/4BLs8t4oHS
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 23, 2021
Rondo and Ashley, before they broke up a few years ago, also got into altercations with Chris Paul and his wife Jada at a game. During an October 2018 Lakers vs. Rockets game, then-Laker Rondo punched Chris Paul on the court, and Jada and Ashley allegedly got into it in the stands as well.
Throwback to when Rajon rondo glasses Chris Paul pic.twitter.com/Fvbn2BL9NO
— PLAYOFF STEPH (@OnytGoat) May 15, 2022
After over a decade of being engaged, Rondo has moved on with his current girlfriend and has definitely made that known:
Rajon Rondo living that Lakers Champ life. pic.twitter.com/FASpBEjfLO
— (@laughsNball) October 28, 2020
The 36-year-old has been dating fashion designer Latoia Fitzgerald since at least the beginning of 2020. Crazy enough, they were also involved in a scuffle with a woman, Toktam Jorshari, over a parking space back in 2020. The $1M lawsuit against both Rondo and Latoia claims that Rondo parked his car in a handicapped space. They were all at their LA apartment complex when she claims the couple shouted vulgarities at her because they thought her car was parked too close to Rondo's.
Still, Rondo and Latoia have been anything but private about their love for each other and endless baecations (like above) together:
Latoia also has a 14-year-old son from a previous relationship.