Fans in Section 119 Dispute LaLa's Version of Events

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    Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony's fiancée, LaLa Vasquez, is so upset about what went down at the American Airlines Center Monday night, she has released a statement.

    Vasquez says the video only shows one side of the story.

    The statement reads:

    Melo's Girl Escorted Away From Courtside

    [DFW] Melo's Girl Escorted Away From Courtside
    Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony's fiancee LaLa Vasquez was escorted away from courtside at Game 4 after it appears there was a verbal confrontation with a Mavs fan.

    La La Vazquez became distressed during a heated playoff game, after being verbally attacked by some opposing fans, who were using racial slurs, calling her child crude names and throwing ice cubes. She sent her son home early and was preparing to leave herself when she was physically pushed. Although shaken, she left the premises on her own will and is happy to be at home with her fiancé and child.

    "Obviously the play-off games bring out the best and the worst in fans but what happened on Monday night with the racial slurs/threats, verbal attacks on my son and physical attacks to myself by irate fans was unacceptable," states LaLa. "The fans were totally out of control. What the cameras captured was me defending myself and didn't show the abuse that was taking place."

     

    A fan who contacted NBCDFW after reading LaLa's account disputes what happened in section 119 at the American Airlines Center.

    The fan, who does not want to be identified for fear of retaliation, tells NBCDFW there were no racial slurs, no one threatened her child and that Vasquez assaulted a Mavs fan (the lady behind her) after the lady accidentally brushed against her.

    In a phone interview the fan goes on to say the he didn't see any fans throw anything at Vasquez, Martin's mother or any Nuggets fans in section 119, and that Vasquez was hostile.

    Peggy, a season-ticket holder, mixed up in the fray tells the Dallas Morning News Vasquez and her bodyguard are to blame for what happened and that Vasquez had an over-the-top reaction to an accidental brush.

    Sam who was also sitting in that section tells NBCDFW he saw Vasquez flick the drink and that the man sitting with Vasquez turned around and threatened to "fight all you f***ers right now."

    Jess Barrett tells NBCDFW Vasquez attempted to throw jewelry at the woman sitting behind her and hit him in the process.

    The Nuggets play the Mavs in Denver for Game 5 on Wednesday.

    Vasquez is a former MTV VJ who still works for MTV from time to time. She got engaged to Anthony on Christmas Day 2004. They have one son, Kiyan Anthony, who was born in 2007.