When we heard that Jenna Jameson had allegedly been abused by boyfriend Tito Ortiz, our hearts broke for her and her 13-month-old twin boys, Jesse and Journey.
Ortiz has been charged with felony domestic violence, but claims he's innocent. Meanwhile, Jameson has gotten a restraining order against Ortiz (whose nickname is "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy").
The Ultimate Fighting heavyweight champ claims that Jameson is addicted to OxyContin. He allegedly found drugs in their home Monday morning, leading to the confrontation that ended with his arrest. "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," Ortiz's attorney, Chip Matthews, said. "We're here because Tito was trying to help her. Tito Ortiz never laid a hand on Jenna."
Ronald Richards, Jameson's attorney, told RadarOnline.com that the mixed martial arts champ's claim is false and irrelevant. "You can't hit your spouse even if they are under the influence of anything," Richards said.
This story is sad on many levels -- but the biggest victims are also the smallest: 13-month-old twins Journey and Jesse. (They are reportedly being cared for by Jenna's dad while Jenna jets off to Vegas with friends, reports Famecrawler.) Jameson told reporters that she's "keeping her mind off the negativity. I just want to jet off to Vegas and relax by the pool. Maybe I'll buy a really, really, really tiny bikini and make Tito jealous." Huh?
If you think that you or someone you love might be in an abusive relationship, here are the signs to look for, according to momlogic expert Dr. Michelle Golland:
â€¢ Fear of partner (This is the most predominant warning sign, says Golland.)
â€¢ Feeling controlled and/or belittled
â€¢ Frequent injuries or "accidents"
â€¢ Being harassed by partner
â€¢ Personality changes in victim (like, the victim was once outgoing -- but isn't any more)
â€¢ Excessive fear of conflict
â€¢ Submissive behavior
â€¢ Isolation from friends and family
â€¢ Monetary control/abuse (i.e., not enough money is given to the victim for reasonable living expenses)
â€¢ Depression, crying, low self-esteem
Relationship violence takes many forms. It may include one or all of the following:
â€¢ Physical abuse
â€¢ Emotional and psychological abuse
â€¢ Sexual abuse
â€¢ Economic/financial abuse
We hope that the truth about Tito and Jenna eventually comes out -- and that the kids don't suffer too much in all this chaos.
Who do you believe -- Jenna or Tito?