Jenna Jameson’s boyfriend has been arrested and slapped with a restraining order for allegedly beating up the porn star. Ultimate Fighting Championship star Tito Ortiz, 35, was taken in handcuffs from the Southern California home the two share and charged with felony domestic violence, the New York Daily News reports.
Jenna Jameson, 36, said she was “completely shocked” that the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Ortiz would assault her. “Tito is a loving, sweet man. I’ve always supported him,” said the former porn star. “For him to lash out at me is shocking.” Asked if she was going to press charges, the buxom beauty responded, “Oh, yeah!” “You have to press charges,” said Jameson, who is 5-feet-7 and weighs 110 pounds.
Ortiz’s lawyer insists that his client never touched Jameson and blames the former porn star’s Oxycontin addiction for the incident, according to TMZ.
“This isn’t something you can just get over.” Jameson’s father, Lawrence Massoli, an ex-Las Vegas cop, said his daughter immediately got a restraining order against Ortiz. As three cops placed Ortiz in the back of a squad car, the mixed martial arts brawler denied being abusive to Jameson. “No,” he said curtly when asked by a TMZ.com cameraman if he was being arrested for domestic violence.
Massoli said he was at the house, which Ortiz owns, when the abuse occurred and called 911. Jameson, with her right arm wrapped in a medical brace, said it was the first time Ortiz hit her. “I feel completely betrayed,” Jameson told reporters outside the house. Asked about her injuries, she said, “My arm’s okay. I’m tough.” She declined to disclose what sparked the abuse, but said, “It wasn’t minor.” Police went to the two-story Spanish-style home after getting Massoli’s 911 call of a “disturbance” at 9:53 a.m.
Ortiz, a former Ultimate Fighting light heavyweight champ, was booked at the Huntington Beach Jail. He was expected to be released last night on $50,000 bail. The charges have jeopardized his career. “We’re going to be fair, but we could cut him,” Ultimate Fighting boss Dan White told TMZ. “Other than going on a killing spree, being accused of domestic violence is the worst thing you can have going for you,” he added.
Ortiz and Jameson began dating after meeting on MySpace.com in 2006, shortly after she divorced her second husband, on-screen sex partner Jay Grdina. In January 2008, Jameson announced she was retiring from porn performing, but would continue to run her $30 million-a-year Internet porn company, ClubJenna.com.