(No, I don’t want to come over for a barbecue and sleepover)
Mike Whitehead will be in for perhaps the toughest fight of his life as he begins court proceedings September 28 on charges of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault and open and gross lewdness.
A preliminary hearing for the case against the veteran WEC, UFC, IFL, Affliction and Strikeforce light heavyweight is scheduled for that date and a trial could be set that day if the judge is convinced that enough evidence exists to move forward with the case. According to the report from the Las Vegas Sun, the hearing was originally slated for an August date, but it was rescheduled for undisclosed reasons.
It’s alleged that "Iron Mike"sexually assaulted a woman last April in his home in the southwest Las Vegas Valley following a barbecue he had at the house.
While executing a search warrant on Whitehead’s home, police discovered a marijuana grow-op, but have surprisingly opted not to lay charges apart from the sexual assault and gross indecency ones.
The woman who filed two of three charges against him told police that she and a friend had gone to Whitehead’s home for the barbecue and after both got tipsy, accepted the Wand Fight Team fighter’s invitation to sleep in his bed.
She said she woke up with her pants down to Whitehead having sex with her in the bed. Although she repeatedly demanded that he stop, he didn’t for about three minutes, according to the police report.
While he was having sex with the first victim, the second victim, who says she witnessed the whole incident, alleges that Whitehead groped her.
After the incident, the victims said Whitehead sat in a chair in the bedroom and stared at them.
Whitehead was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of and was released on bail on his own recognizance.
I can see truths to both sides of the story.
Whitehead has been known to gas early and quit on the stool, but three minutes of exertion seems like it might be a bit of a stretch.I’m unsure who to believe.