The adult star claims the fugitive MMA fighter has beaten her “many times before”
On Twitter, Monday, adult performer Christy Mack gave her account of the attack that has left her hospitalized since Friday.
Mack states that War Machine, a.k.a. Jonathan Koppenhaver, administered the brutal beating — punching and kicking her, threatening her with a knife, and cutting off her hair.
At about 2 am Friday morning, Jon Koppenhaver arrived unanounced 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 spoken word he started 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 speach [sic] 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 atained several lesions from a knife he got from my kitchen. He pused 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 canceled 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 and 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 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.
Mack has performed in more than 100 adult movies since 2012, winning the Best New Starlet honor at the 2014 XBIZ Awards.
Born Jonathan Koppenhaver, War Machine competed in the UFC in 2007. He legally changed his name to “War Machine” in 2008, according to fighting website Cage Today.
He signed with Bellator in 2013 and went 1-2 in three fights last year. The troubled fighter has not fought professionally since he suffered a first-round submission loss to Ron Keslar at a Bellator event in October.
According to witnesses, War Machine has a history of striking women during fits of jealousy and rage.
On Sept. 7 2009, Koppenhaver allegedly attacked his girlfriend of three months, Kendra Schnell, at his house on Rampolla Drive in Las Vegas.
At 4 a.m. that morning, Schnell and Koppenhaver began to mess around sexually when she playfully pushed him, according to the warrant issued that day.
Koppenhaver became angry and proceeded to hit Schnell in the face, leaving her with a black eye, a cut lip and a swollen right cheek, Schnell alleges that Koppenhaver also choked her, the warrant said.
Koppenhaver was arrested on Dec. 4, 2009, and faced charges of battery constituting domestic violence.
In 2010, he was arrested in San Diego after he punched a bouncer at a bar and was sentenced to a year in jail.
In 2011, he was the subject of a negligence lawsuit against him; Kelly Murphy, former owner of the now-closed gay nightclub Krave; and Murphy’s company. Koppenhaver allegedly punched a security guard in the eye during an altercation with another customer at Krave, according to court records.The security guard had been called in to escort Koppenhaver from the club.
There are currently SEVEN arrest warrants issued for the MMA fighter:
— 2 felony batteries, 1 for strangulation
— 2 felony domestic violence with great bodily injury
— felony coercion with the threat of force
— felony assault with a deadly weapon
— misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon
If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call Crime Stoppers at 720-385-5555