Retired UFC champion, Chuck Liddell, was recently arrested and taken into custody on the charges of domestic abuse. Now, less than a week after his arrest, he has filed for divorce from his wife, Heidi.
Deputies arrived at the house of the former fighter’s Los Angeles-based home at approximately 12 a.m on account of. a”family disturbance”. Once officials were at the scene of the crime, it was quickly made known that a verbal argument took place between the couple, which then turned physical.
“Upon arrival deputies determined Charles Liddell and his wife had been involved in a physical altercation,” the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department reported in a statement, according to PEOPLE. After the arrival of deputies, the mixed martial artist was taken into custody, charged with domestic battery, and then released on a bail bond of $20,000.
Chuck Liddell claims he was the vicitm of domestic abuse incident, despite being taken into custody
However, after this incident reached the public eye, Liddell spoke out in relation to the incident. He claimed that he was actually the one who was a victim of the domestic disturbance but volunteered to be taken into custody in order to protect his wife. “While the information about this case will be revealed in due course, I believe it is important to convey and clarify a few facts about the situation,” he began in a statement that was shared to Instagram.
“The deputies informed me that my wife would be arrested, as I did not respond to her assault while I sustained bruising and lacerations. I volunteered to go in her place,” he continued. He additionally added, “This was one of the many times I have tried to shield a family mental health issue from the public purview.”
Liddell concluded the statement with the sentiments, “It has become painfully apparent that this cannot continue, as our private life has now reached a public breaking point. Please respect our privacy as I help to navigate our family through this difficult time.”
Liddell, commonly referred to as “The Ice Man”, in fighting circles is yet to make a statement in regards to the divorce. TMZ first broke the story on the claims that Liddell filed for “dissolution w/ minor children” from his wife in a courthouse on Friday. Under the principles of “dissolution w/ minor children”, this likely means termination of marital status, separation of property, spousal support, child support, and child custody.
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