Tito Ortiz isn't going down without a fight.
After being released on bail, the UFC fighter and his lawyer Chip Matthews called a press conference to give his account of the incident that occurred earlier today with girlfriend Jenna Jameson, the mother of his twin sons.
"Jenna has been fighting a battle with OxyContin addiction for the past year. For Tito and her family this has been an uphill battle. Unfortunately, this morning she had a relapse," Matthews alleged tonight at a hastily organized news conference, according to Fox News. "Tito was trying to help her, she has threatened suicide before. Tito has done everything in his power to protect her privacy and the privacy of their children."
The attorney also maintains that his client did not physically harm Jameson.
"When you're dealing with people on OxyContin, they don't always have the best sense of balance," Matthews said. "Jenna and Tito have two children together, they planned on spending the rest of their lives together. They want nothing more than to work together on this."
A visibly haggard Ortiz, who is free on $25,000 bail, stood beside Matthews throughout the conference.
"It means the world to me, my friends and family for their support. My parents have been through an addiction and I see it in the mirror again. I am not going to let my family go through that," Ortiz said. "I speak from my heart, I hold everything dear to my heart that Jenna will be OK."
Jameson denies the drug allegation, telling TMZ that Ortiz is "very, very desperate" to spin the story after throwing her into a tub.
Earlier, a visibly upset Jameson told E! News that her twins "miss their daddy," but that "hopefully everything's going to be OK."
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