Fighting back tears, mixed martial arts powerhouse Tito Ortiz said his girlfriend Jenna Jameson‘s Oxycontin habit triggered the ugly incident which ended up with him being arrested Monday at their Huntington Beach, California home on suspicion of domestic violence.
As RadarOnline.com reported previously, Jameson called police Monday morning complaining about being “thrown down,” leading to Ortiz being taken into custody. The MMA star posted $50,000 bail to get out of jail Monday afternoon.
Ortiz and his attorney Chip Matthews then hosted an impromptu press conference outside of an Italian restaurant in North Hollywood to address the fiasco.
“Jenna Jameson has been fighting an ugly battle with an addiction to Oxycontin for well over a year, and this morning, she had a relapse,” Matthews said. “We’re here because Tito was trying to help her. Tito Ortiz never laid a hand on Jenna.”
Matthews said Ortiz found drugs in the home, which started the fight; he noted that Jameson has called 911 multiple times threatening suicide over the course of the couple’s four-year relationship, but that Ortiz has stuck it out in hopes the tough times would pass.
“My parents have gone through an addiction, and I’m seeing a mirror of that,” Ortiz, 35, said. “I hold everything dear to my heart that Jenna will be OK.”
Jameson, 36, had more to say about the incident on her Twitter account early Tuesday.
“I am officially crushed…. I have so much I could say, but I refuse to ruin tito……I will never be the same, I lost the love of my life,” she Tweeted. “Surprised so many of you believe titos allegations….[im going to focus on happiness]. Goodbye xxxxxx.”
The couple has twin sons, Jesse and Journey, who were born in March 2009.