("Okay, fine, I abused her *this* much.")
From a new report on Sherdog:
Tito Ortiz and longtime girlfriend Jenna Jameson appear to be on the road to some form of reconciliation following an incident Monday that led to the fighter’s arrest and later accusations of the former adult star’s alleged drug use…
Ortiz’s lawyer, Chip Matthews, told Sherdog.com on Friday that the entire incident was just a “misunderstanding.” Matthews also said it was his understanding that statements made by Ortiz and Jameson on Monday to officers during his arrest would either be altered or retracted by the parties, as was first reported by TMZ.com on Thursday.
“Both sides are interested in the truth coming out and for the welfare of their children and bringing an end to this,” Matthews told Sherdog.com on Friday. Matthews would not confirm if Ortiz and Jameson are in direct communication due to the ongoing investigation…
“We never said Jenna was on drugs,” Matthews told Sherdog.com on Friday. [Ed. note: Well, you said she "relapsed," which implies she was on drugs. But why split hairs, right?] “We had said that he had found drugs in her pants from the night before. We were told later that the drugs were old.”
Whether or not Jameson and/or Ortiz alter or withdraw the statements they made on Monday to police, the Orange County District Attorney’s office could still decide on its own to file charges against the embattled fighter if evidence suggests it. Matthews said he hoped the DA’s office would not pursue charges, but that if they did, he was confident that Ortiz would be exonerated of them.
Meanwhile, Ortiz sent an exclusive statement through his reps to Sherdog.com on Thursday.
“I would like to thank the MMA community and its fans for their continued support,” said Ortiz. “I have received thousands of messages of encouragement from friends and family within the MMA community. Your support means as much to me outside the Octagon as it does inside. Thank you.”
Well, it looks like Tito may have saved his job, for whatever that’s worth. Still, his health and value to the organization are very questionable at this point; it’ll be interesting to see if Dana White has any use for him now that his scheduled fight against Chuck Liddell is up in smoke. Anyway, can we all agree to put this story to bed and focus on more important things?