WNBA player Glory Johnson says her estranged "wife" Brittney Griner knew all about her pregnancy before filing for an annulment weeks after their "wedding".
In an email to the Associated Press, Johnson said Griner not only knew about her pregnancy but she was present when Johnson underwent expensive in-vitro fertilization treatments.
"I am truly really saddened by the recent turn of events and was not expecting to have our marriage end so abruptly," wrote Johnson, 24, in the email on June 12.
Johnson told the AP she wanted to address "inaccurate statements" surrounding her pregnancy and marriage.
"At no stage was Brittney pressured to undertake the fertility process. In fact, throughout the entire process, Brittney was a willing participant, consenting and signing all the necessary documents that needed to be signed in order to move forward with the treatments."
Griner filed for an annulment on June 5, one day after Johnson announced her pregnancy on social media.
If Griner did sign paperwork, she may be held financially responsible for the infant.
Johnson denied Griner's statement that she was "pressured" into marriage and that the marriage was based on "fraud and duress".
"In addition, while we may have both had our reservations, we both willfully and joyfully walked down the aisle together and decided to get married," Johnson wrote.
Griner and Johnson were arrested and charged with domestic violence on April 22. Against family's advice they got "married" in an intimate ceremony just weeks later.
Both players received 7 game suspensions by the WNBA. Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury and Johnson plays for the Tulsa Shock.
Johnson has moved out of the Phoenix home she and Griner purchased together, and where the fight took place. She plans to remain in Oklahoma with her family.
I am ready to begin focusing on my health, pregnancy, and am going to remain in Tulsa to continue to build my relationship with the Tulsa Shock organization, and my teammates," Johnson wrote in the email. "I appreciate the support of my fans, family, and loved ones and look forward to returning to the basketball court as soon as I can."
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