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Richaun Holmes’ custody case is resolved, per report

Holmes was awarded full custody of his son.

Sacramento Kings center had been embroiled in an ugly custody battle over his six-year old son, which included allegations of domestic violence against Holmes. That case now appears to be resolved, with a ruling in Richaun Holmes' favor:

The Sacramento Bee has a more extensive report on the situation as well. I don't want to dig into the specific he-said-she-saids of a custody battle, but this seems to be a rather definitive ruling in Holmes' favor by courts in both Los Angeles and Georgia.

Ultimately, my thoughts are with Richaun's son. It sounds like he's been through a lot, and I just hope he is ok.

I'll ask that the comment section remain civil as well.

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oswan88
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May 10, 2022 3:35 pm

Wouldn’t want any kid to experience this but glad things worked in Richaun’s favor.

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May 10, 2022 3:37 pm

I’m sorry the son had to go through this. I’m glad it appears things are resolved now.

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May 10, 2022 9:46 pm
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This!

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May 10, 2022 3:37 pm

Keeping that poor kid in my thoughts.

This casts another stark light on that gross Sac Bee opinion piece that dropped less than a day after the initial reports.

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May 10, 2022 4:26 pm
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Just read the Bee article Greg linked. Sounds like an absolutely awful situation for the kid. Hopefully the kid will get some counselling or treatment to deal with this at some point. Appears the court twice over thought Richaun was a much better choice to raise him than the mother. Which is why it is so important that the facts of a case or situation need to come out or be litigated before people post half baked opinions as facts.

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May 11, 2022 8:17 am
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As a friend of a Dad who had to fight every inch of a custody battle, the deck is unfortunately stacked against the father in these situations both in actual court and the court of public opinion. For Richaun to be awarded sole legal and physical is very telling. Glad it’s over, for now, for the kiddo and Richaun.

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May 10, 2022 5:34 pm
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Sac Bee has been a joke for quite some time.

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May 10, 2022 4:03 pm

By all indications, Richaun is good man raised by good parents. I am happy that he won. This battle in this court was far more important than any battle on any NBA court.

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May 10, 2022 4:14 pm

Great for Holmes and will be waiting for the Sac Bee’s opinion writer apology . ( will never happen ). The Guilty until proven Innocent mob should be ashamed !

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May 10, 2022 5:36 pm
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You won’t get an apology from the Bee or the commenters here that were talking sh!t about Richaun. As Mr. Sims would say, the receipts are there.

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May 10, 2022 5:05 pm

I don’t read the Bee but I was sickened by the posters here who took a “where there’s smoke there’s fire” attitude and were more than willing to throw Richaun under the bus in a sanctimonious rush to judgement

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May 10, 2022 5:19 pm
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Richaun certainly seems to be vindicated here, and I’m very happy for him, his family and most importantly for his son, who everyone would agree should be in the best possible situation.

I’m no less sickened by people who hear a story about a woman or child being beaten and assume that they must be lying or the potential abuser deserves sympathy because the courts will inevitably determine and rule on the truth, which does not happen in anything like a majority of actual cases of domestic violence.

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May 10, 2022 5:23 pm
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Yeah. I always take a “trust but verify” approach to stuff like this, because common sense and the numbers clearly indicate that people who lie about being victims are an extreme outlier.

But in this particular case, the initial reports were already very ambiguous and light on details, and yet that Bee op-ed leaned very hard into creating a narrative that seemed unsubstantiated even at the time. It was gross.

But anyway, yeah. This whole situation sucks.

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May 10, 2022 7:12 pm
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I was one person who was taken in by the earlier Bee piece that cast Richaun in a bad light. While I acknowledged that we had no basis to judge the facts in this case, I also wrote that I found the Bee article and the boy’s mother’s accusations very believable and warned of being influenced by our love of Richaun’s play. I also observed that accusations of domestic violence are often denied even when true.

I am glad the case was resolved, and, like everyone else, I wish the best for the boy.

Do I regret what I wrote? Yes, I wish I had laid greater emphasis on our ignorance of the facts, as others did. I apologize.

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May 10, 2022 5:33 pm

I recall quite a few commenters passing judgment on Richaun based off accusations and not facts. Glad to see justice served. Nice lesson for those who pass judgment and want people cancelled before due process and justice is served.

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May 10, 2022 5:41 pm
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Can you show me where?

Richaun Holmes facing accusations of domestic violence

I see a lot of folks hoping that the allegations are untrue, and a lot of people concerned for the son. Maybe I’m looking at the wrong article/thread?

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May 10, 2022 5:46 pm
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I see one commenter in here that seems to pre-judge a level of guilt, and another commenter that comments on domestic abuse as a whole without leveling direct accusations at Holmes.

Season Review: Richaun Holmes

All told, I’m just not seeing a “lot of folks” or the “mob” that was noted further up the thread. But maybe you are talking about Twitter and Reddit and the such, of which I do not partake.

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May 10, 2022 6:17 pm
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That 2nd article seems to imply that there’d previously been a lot of toxic conversations (including your use of that Simpsons meme). However, the toxicity didn’t necessarily include an anti-Holmes mob.

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May 10, 2022 6:55 pm
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My Simpsons meme was a pre-emptive strike – it was not in response to any comment in that thread, as it was the first comment. I was actually pleased by the overall lack of pitchforks and torches, which is why I was asking here.

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May 10, 2022 7:00 pm
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When these things occur those always those who use it as an opportunity to put on the sanctimonious act. I let the legal system pass on the judgment. Im glad things worked out for him but let’s trade him for whatever we can get.

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May 10, 2022 8:17 pm
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As Rob says….

And I think stating that lots of folks made accusations without actual facts is your opinion and not an actual fact Judging whilst claiming others are.

Are you part of the cancel culture then?

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May 10, 2022 6:16 pm

The son is number one concern. Hopefully he’s not been badly damaged by those. Kids are pretty resilient if they have love and support. Wasn’t there so have no opinions on Richaun or the ex-wife’s situation. But I am in the “Believe all women” camp. When they are telling the truth.

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May 11, 2022 9:37 am
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LOL, “When they are telling the truth.”
I mean no offence, just thought it funny.

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May 10, 2022 6:18 pm

I guess this answers the questions about criminal charges.

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May 10, 2022 11:34 pm
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Would think so!

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May 10, 2022 11:37 pm

Been a rough day for me. Just opening up TKH for the first time today and finding some seemingly happy news. Put a smile on my face finally.

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May 11, 2022 9:19 am
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Thanks, Greg!

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May 11, 2022 8:19 am
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You got this RPO.

RPO! RPO! RPO! RPO!

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May 11, 2022 9:20 am

Thanks, HHB!

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May 11, 2022 8:30 am
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Be well!

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May 11, 2022 9:20 am
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Thanks, 1951!

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May 10, 2022 11:49 pm

Clarity for the child
Relief for the Father
Justice for the Mother
Hope for the future

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May 11, 2022 6:53 am

While the Sacramento Kings wisely let the legal process play out, the Sacramento Bee ended their lazy hit piece with this gem. There is a difference between being outraged, and deciding to be outraged, unfortunately something Northern California is so famous for…

“Dealing with domestic violence and empowering its victims requires institutions like the Kings to respect the gravity of the issue, not put up a wall of silence.

Coming clean would have been uncomfortable and difficult for Sacramento and the Kings, but it’s a much better way for allegations to come to light. Standing up for justice isn’t supposed to be easy or convenient.

The way the Kings handled the allegations against Holmes was an embarrassment to a city that tirelessly supports this team, and it made a mockery of the values the franchise and the NBA eagerly promote.“

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May 11, 2022 7:46 am

All those claiming “vindication” by this information, while simultaneously lamenting others for rushing to judgment is pretty amusing.

I declined to rush to judgment then, and I so decline to rush to judgement now.

Holmes is going to stay in a box for a little bit longer. These things often have twists and turns.

Hopefully the people involved in this situation are better off today than they were yesterday.

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May 11, 2022 7:50 am

Glad this worked out for Richaun. I too hope the kid is not too scarred by all this. I am also hoping from a basketball perspective that Richaun’s mind is right next year – I still think there’s a chance he can help this team. It looked to me like he was not always locked in mentally last year – which is to be expected.

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May 11, 2022 8:14 am

I’m happy for Richaun and praying his son is able to overcome this terrible experience. With the evidence and court rulings coming to light, I would hope the journalist who wrote that hate piece in the Bee seriously reflect on their integrity and character. Domestic violence and child abuse is gross. Using an innocent child and claiming child abuse to tarnish the reputation of a respectable member of the community and to promote their own career is abhorrent. I am truly disappointed in the Bee for allowing this type of writing to define their journalistic integrity.

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May 11, 2022 9:02 am
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I would hope the journalist who wrote that hate piece in the Bee seriously reflect on their integrity and character

By signing the article, “By The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board”, it seemingly removes assigning responsibility to any one individual.

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May 11, 2022 10:05 am

This whole situation seems particularly awful. It reminds of a situation I walked through with a family that imploded and the wife took the son and moved to an unknown location while accusing the husband of a bunch of various forms of abuse. I knew the family very well and it really seemed like something was off knowing all parties involved. As it turned out, the wife had a complete breakdown in her cognitive health and had fabricated everything. After a two year custody process the husband was given full custody of their child and completely vindicated.

The trauma to the 8 year old boy was really gnarly as he was ostensibly kidnapped from his dad and forced to live in some pretty horrific conditions with someone who was completely unstable. We attempted to secure counseling services for the wife and provide support for her but she completely dropped off the map and we’ve never heard from her since. Just incredibly sad for all parties and thankfully the child, with extensive counseling, is doing pretty well now. These situations are just heartbreaking.

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May 11, 2022 10:19 am

Either way it’s still a tough break for the child not to have both parents in the home together living in a good situation. All children deserve this and it’s really sad when it doesn’t happen.

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May 11, 2022 10:44 am
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“Both parents.” There is more than one way to raise a child. Both parents (sometimes even one) are not necessary. Love, stability, consistency, and good sense are.

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May 11, 2022 12:00 pm
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Thanks for your opinion

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May 12, 2022 8:55 am

Happy and relieved for Richaun and his son. This such an ordeal for everyone involved. The stability and some form of resolution ought to help his son. It would be great if some calmness and civility prevailed but…

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