Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell has released a statement in the wake of being arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.
Following an initial report by TMZ, Liddell was being held at the Lost Hills Sheriff Station in California, with a bail set at $20,000. Liddell had reportedly been involved in an altercation with his wife, in which a verbal argument led to a physical confrontation.
Chuck Liddell releases a statement following his arrest
Following his release later in the day, Liddell issued a statement via his Instagram claiming that he was actually the victim of the alleged incident. He also claims that he volunteered to go with the deputies in his wife’s place and that the incident stemmed from an existing “family mental health issue.”
“Last night the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies who responded were professional. While the information about this case will be revealed in due course, I believe it is important to convey and clarify a few facts about the situation.“
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“I was the victim of the incident last night at out family home, as details of the case will reveal. The deputies informed me that my wife would be arrested, as I did not respond to her assault while I sustained bruising and lacerations. I volunteered to go in her place.”
“THE ICEMAN” urged fans to respect his family’s privacy
Liddell also mentioned in his statement that he has been shielding “a family mental health issue” from the public view for a while. ‘The Iceman’ also claims that his family’s issues have reached the breaking point now. Chuck Liddell has urged the fans to respect their privacy at this time.
Chuck Liddell has been married to Northcott for more than 10 years and they have two children together. Liddell is scheduled to appear in the Van Nuys Court at Los Angeles this Wednesday.