Less than two years ago, Matt's ex-girlfriend, actress Felisha Terrell, filed a restraining order against the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, in which she claimed that he was a "violent" stalker who had threatened her. An anonymous "friend" of Rihanna's tells Star, "You’d think after what she went through with Chris, RiRi would be extra careful about learning the background of any man she gets close to. It’s almost as if she has a dark side of her own — an attraction to bad boys." Quiz: Do You Fall For Bad Boys?
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However, Matt insists that this is a "non-issue," and his attorney recently gave this statement to E! News:
Matt dated Felisha about two years ago and decided to end their relationship. She chose to file a complaint and shortly thereafter, on her own accord, decided to drop it based on the fact that the statements made within were false...it it had nothing to do with domestic violence and to be clear Matt was NEVER physically abusive to Felisha, nor did she fear for her life. The restraining order was subsequently vacated. They both have moved on separately but remain amicable. [Source: UsMagazine.com]
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So, what's the truth here? Was the restraining order just an overreaction by a spurned lover? Or is there something to this? Just because Matt was never physically abusive to Felisha doesn't mean that he wasn't emotionally abusive, which can leave just as many scars. We hope for Rihanna's sake that Matt is the catch that we originally thought he was. 5 Celebs Who Overcame Domestic Violence
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