**WARNING – THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT OF A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC ABUSE. IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED THAT YOU DO NOT LOOK AT THIS POST IN A PUBLIC AREA, OR IF YOU ARE OVERLY SENSITIVE TO VIOLENCE.**
This morning, I heard about the attack of Adult Performer Christy Mack. I had heard that something had happened to her last night, but today, I learned the horrible news.
For those of you that don’t know, she and one of her friends who was at her house at the time on Friday (8/8/2014), was attacked by her ex-boyfriend and recent former MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, known as “War Machine” in the MMA community. She injuries are severe: 18 broken bones in her face, Broken teeth, eyes swollen shut, bruised lip, and a ruptured liver. She can barely talk, and is unable to walk. This is what she looks like now:
The following is a statement from Chrissy herself:
At about 2 a.m. Friday morning, Jon Koppenhaver arrived announced 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 word spoken, he began 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 the 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 speech 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 attained several lesions from a knife he got from my kitchen. He pushed the knife into me in some areas including my hand, ear and head. He also sawed much of my hair off with his 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 cancelled 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 couldn’t 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 the back door, shutting it behind me so the dogs did not run inside to tip him off. I hopped the fence to the gold course behind my house and ran into a neighboring house. naked and afraid he would catch me, I kept running through the neighborhood running through the 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 a lot of the prayers and visits I have received over the past few days. After many months of fear and 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 everyday, 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.
– Christy Mack
The heartless bastard that attacked her is on the run from police. His “reason” for not turning himself in? According to his twitter, it’s because “The cops will never give me fair play, never believe me. “
Let’s look at the last 3 tweets, nicely edited what my own personal dose of common sense:
This guy is an asshole. He isn’t fooling anyone. If there “was another guy”, why didn’t he stop him? If she wasn’t attacked by him, why didn’t she call him for help? There are so many questions than answers here, and to offer this dickstain any support in any way is an insult to everyone.
There are 7 warrants out for his arrest:
— 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
Serious charges. And not ones to be taken lightly. It bothers me to no end that there are people like this in the world. Its not funny, or human in way to do something like this to any woman. I am doing my best not to show any anger in this post, which is not an easy thing to do when bullshit like this happens, but it’s necessary to keep calm, because this is something that we must deal with. He had no reason to be there. He wasn’t going to propose marriage to her. There was no other guy in this situation.
Christy Mack didn’t deserve this in any aspect, and if you say she did, or think that this was ok, then congrats – you are a perfect asshole. And porn has nothing to do with this incident. That BS website that I know of and won’t mention, because its not about them posted about this, but they did something at the end of their blog that bothers me:
“The [name redacted] asks that you take a moment to pray for Christy and others that are suffering from the dangerous lifestyle that comes from life in the porn industry. “
Bullshit. Let be give you the actual facts from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
- One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
- An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
- 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
- Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
- Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
- Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background.
Violence against women is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control.
Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations
and truly last a lifetime.
As you can clearly see, PORN DOES NOT FIT INTO THIS PROBLEM. To say that it does, is shameful. This is about people who think it is OK to beat people up to the point of death or near-death. It’s not OK. These kind of people are shameless, and need to be brought to justice.
And to close – to Christy Mack: I have never met you, but I have heard a lot about you on the internet. It saddens me to no end that this happened to you, and I wish you a speedy recovery. Be safe.
–Patrick Blake Mason
If you need more information or to get help, please call:
THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE at 1-800-799-7233
THE NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE AT 1-800-656-4673
THE NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HOTLINE AT 1-866-331-9474