Warning — the photos you’re about to see are very graphic and disturbing. On August 11, porn star Christy Mack posted photos of the injuries she allegedly sustained from a fight with ex-boyfriend and MMA fighter, War Machine.
Christy Mack, 23, and her MMA fighter ex-boyfriend, Jon Koppenhaver, aka War Machine, 32, broke up in May. However, that didn’t stop him from showing up to her home unannounced on Aug. 8. When he arrived, he found Christy with a male friend and allegedly assaulted both of them. While Christy’s friend escaped mostly unscathed, Christy’s severe injuries landed her in the hospital. According to her statement, Christy sustained injuries including 18 broken bones in her face, a fractured rib, and a ruptured liver. Severely graphic images to follow.
Christy Mack’s Abuse Pics — Graphic Statement After Alleged War Machine Fight
Following the alleged attack, Jon is reportedly missing, and Las Vegas Police Department confirmed to MMAFighting.com that he is currently wanted as the “primary suspect,” after leaving two victims with “severe but non-life threatening injuries.”
There are seven arrest warrants issued, TMZ reports: two felony batteries, one for strangulation, two felony domestic violence with great bodily injury, felony coercion with the threat of force, felony assault with a deadly weapon, and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.
Shockingly, War Machine joked about killing Christy during an interview from July 2013.
On Aug. 11, Christy took to Twitter to share her emotional statement and the graphic images of her beaten body.
At around 2 am Friday morning, Jon Koppenhaver arrived unannounced to my home in Las Vegas, NV, after he broke up with me in May, he moved out of my house and back to San Diego. When he arrived, he found myself and one other fully clothed and unarmed in the house. Without a single word spoken, he began beating my friend; once he was finished, he sent my friend away and turned his attention to me. He made me undress and shower in front of him, then dragged me out and beat my face. I have no recollection of how many times I was hit, I just know my injuries that resulted from my beating.
My injuries include 18 broken bones around my eyes, my nose is broken in 2 places, I am missing teeth and several more are broken. I am unable to chew, or see out of my left eye. My speech is slurred from my swelling and lack of teeth. I have a fractured rib and severely ruptured liver from a kick to my side. My leg is so badly injured I have not been able to walk on my own. I also attained several lesions from a knife he got from my kitchen. He pushed the knife into me in some areas such as my hand, ear, and head. He also sawed much of my hair off with this dull knife. After some time, the knife broke off of the handle and continued to threaten me with the blade. I believed I was going to die. He has beaten me many times before, but never this badly.
He took my phone and cancelled all of my plans for the following week to make sure no one would worry about my whereabouts. He told me he was going to rape me, but was disappointed in himself when he could not get hard. After another hit or two, he left me on the floor bleeding and shaking, holding my side from the pain of my rib. He left the room and went to the kitchen where I could hear him ruffling through my drawers. Assuming he was finding a sharper, more stable knife to end my life, I ran out my back door, shutting it behind me so the dogs didn’t run inside to tip him off. I hopped the fence to the golf course behind my house and ran to a neighboring house. Naked and afraid he would catch me, I kept running through the neighborhood knocking on doors. Finally, one answered and I was brought to the hospital and treated for my injuries.
I would like to thank everyone for their support through this rough time. I am healing fast and well, and I appreciate all of the prayers and visits I have received over the past few days. After many months of fear and pressure to keep this man happy, although I fear for my life, I feel that I can no longer put myself in this situation. The cheating by him nearly every day, and almost weekly abuse is now more than I can stand. There is a $10k reward for the capture of Jonathan Koppenhaver at this time. Please report any information to your local police.
Christy, an adult film actress, frequently worked with Fleshlight, a sex toy company. They are offering a $5,000 reward for “any information that leads to his apprehension and arrest.”
War Machine released a Twitter statement of his own, telling his 58 thousand followers that he had actually gone to her house to surprise her with an engagement ring.
“I’m not a bad guy, I went to surprise my gf, help her set up her show and to give her an engagement ring and ended up fighting for my life,” he wrote on August 10. The rest of his statement followed in a series of tweets:
“The cops will never give me fair play, never believe me. Still deciding what to do but at the end of the day it’s all just heart breaking. I only wish that man hadn’t been there and that Christy & I would behappily engaged.I don’t know y I’m so cursed.One day truth will come out.”
He tweeted directly at Christy Mack, as well, with the following message (pasted together for clarity):
“love you and hope you’re okay. I came him early to surprise you and help you set up for your convention. I can’t believe what I found and can’t believe what happened. All I wanted was to surprise you and help and do something nice…now this.. I’m so heart broken…in all ways. I will always love you. I just wanted to see your face when I surprised you with the ring …this is a nightmare. You’re in my thoughts.”
His story seems fairly unlikely, and his bosses appear to agree; War Machine has been released from his contract with MMA tournament group Bellator.
“We have a zero tolerance policy here at Bellator when it relates to any form of domestic violence,” Bellator president Scott Coker told TMZ. “After learning of this latest incident involving (Jon Koppenhaver) War Machine, Bellator is releasing him from his promotional contract with the organization.”
Our thoughts go out to Christy during this scary time and we hope that her attacker will soon be brought to justice.
– Emily Longeretta
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