Tito Ortiz denies assaulting girlfriend Jenna Jameson

Tito Ortiz

Sobbing before a row of cameras just hours after his release on bond on a domestic violence charge, mixed martial artist Tito Ortiz said Monday night he denied assaulting his girlfriend, former porn star Jenna Jameson.

“I speak from my heart,” Ortiz told reporters at a North Hollywood news conference.

Ortiz, 35, was arrested at his Huntington Beach home Monday morning and released on bond by late afternoon, police said. He was charged with assaulting Jameson, 36, his girlfriend and the mother of their 1-year-old twin sons.

“Tito Ortiz never laid a hand on Jenna, never,” his lawyer Chip Matthews told reporters.

Matthews contended the problem in their home is not domestic violence, but prescription drug addiction.  “Jenna Jameson has been fighting a battle with Oxycontin addiction for well over a year,” Matthews said. “For Tito and his family, this has been an uphill battle.”

Efforts to reach Jameson regarding Matthews’ comments were not immediately successful.

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