May 13th, 2010
02:15 PM ET

Domestic violence charge against Tito Ortiz dropped

Tito Ortiz will not face charges after an arrest following a fight with his girlfriend Jenna Jameson.

Ultimate fighter Tito Ortiz will not be prosecuted on a domestic violence charge stemming from an argument last month with his girlfriend, former porn star Jenna Jameson, a prosecution spokeswoman said Thursday.

Ortiz, 35, was arrested at his Huntington Beach, California, home April 26 after Jameson's father called police as the couple argued.

"We've declined to file charges based on insufficient corroboration to prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt," Orange County, California, district attorney spokeswoman Farrah Emami said.

The prosecution may have been complicated by Jameson, 36, giving several different accounts of what happened.

Cameras captured Jameson alternately saying Ortiz was "the sweetest, most amazing man" and later saying that he had beaten her.

In a statement four days later, she said she wanted to reconcile with Ortiz, a mixed martial artist who is the father of her twin toddler sons.

"Unfortunately, what actually happened has now been dramatically distorted and misinterpreted and remarks that both Tito and I made after the police arrived reflect the state of shock that we were both in," Jameson said.

"He's a fantastic father and I'm confident we can work through this challenge," she said.

A police spokesman said at the time that the couple's reconciliation was "irrelevant" to the prosecution of Ortiz since it is the state of California, not Jameson, who filed the charge.

A restraining order preventing Ortiz and Jameson from reuniting was lifted last week and the couple was seen together in public with their children.

Tears rolled down his cheeks as Ortiz spoke to reporters just hours after he was released from jail.

The argument began because he thought Jameson had relapsed in her rehabilitation from a prescription drug addiction, he said.

Jameson was once the highest-paid porn star, appearing in countless adult films.

Ortiz is a former light heavyweight champ in the Ultimate Fighting Championship competition.

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  1. CopsSuck

    bostonjim – You are a complete fool that falls into the government's propaganda that's blinded you so well that you have no idea how much "freedom" you've lost in the past 30 years in this country. Our government has so much control over us it's ridiculous, and it's people like YOU who feed them their power. Can you really deny the corruption of cops, wall street, and our government? You have a lot to learn, and this is coming from a 26 year old... I'm with Mike!

    May 13, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. former cop

    Mike – sorry buddy but you dont have it right...cops dont file charges...either the District attorney does or the city attorney does depending on the type of crime – feloney or something minor.

    so please take your growing rap sheet out of your fingerprinted hand and calm down.

    May 13, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Observer

    Charges of "the corruption of cops, wall street, and our government" being anything new just shows a lack of experience with history and the blogger name shows a lack of maturity.

    May 13, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. sheppard

    Jenna... RUN! Do not walk... RUN!

    May 13, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. OhhhK

    I like brussel sprouts

    May 13, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. pittsburgh

    Can't turn a HOE into a house WIFE

    May 13, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Pam

    Mike, Mike, Mike What ever you are on you better STOP using it is beginning to warp you little mind. You obviously have been one of the BAD GUYS...thus your reasoning for calling our police officers "Pigs". Your posting made me feel very sad for you. I would bet any amount if money that you have been incarcerated sometime in your life..AND I'm sure it was the other psersons fault...you know as in....They shouldn't have been there while I wasz there...HMmmm sound familiar brainless. You couln't walk a block in a police officers shoes and risk your life every day you are working....HMmmm makes me wonder Mike...ya even have a job ??? Two words....GROW UP !!!

    May 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. bostonjim

    Copssuck- Really? I have a lot to learn? So, tell me, what was it about 30 years ago that made it such a glorious time for freedom? Look, I'm as freaked out as the next guy about what the government has done in the last 9 or so years to our rights- all in the name of protecting us from terrorists. But that's a topic for another blog post. This is about domestic abuse. If you want to blame someone for the break down of our freedoms, go to the source. Yeah, some cops are corrupt, some of them are bullies on a power trip. Most of them, though, are just people trying to do a job and get home at the end of the day. They get a domestic call, there are procedures they have to follow- simple as that. Once you're a little older, maybe you'll calm down a bit, and start thinking straight.

    May 13, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. bgets

    fact california is a communist state that tries to monitor everything from arguments to happy meals fact cops are spineless over paid donut munching f@#ks who shoot civilians after natural disasters and take drug money to kill pepole

    May 13, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. big bird

    Are you gonna let him call you a fat white pig donut eating spineless dog f@#ker?

    May 14, 2010 at 3:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. George Lopez

    What a nice couple!

    May 14, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. RD

    Eeewww . . . how can anybody touch that used up piece of trash?

    May 14, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
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