It was starting to turn into a game of he said, she said proved wrong. Now it's a game to see who can backtrack fastest.
You see, the cops investigating the domestic violence allegations against Tito Ortiz this week forgot to call "no take-backs!" before launching their investigation, opening the door for the UFC champ and baby mama Jenna Jameson to take advantage of the time-honored rules of the playground and rescind their dual allegations.
"She is doing nothing," Jameson's attorney Ronald Richards told E! News today of the porn star's plans for legal action, adding that, despite her caught-on-camera vow this week to press charges against Ortiz, she never had any intention to do so.
"Their disagreement was an obvious misunderstanding."
Well, maybe not that obvious, considering the number of days and press interviews it took for them to get their stories straight gain some clarity.
For his part, Richards is selling the story that Jameson "never made any allegations" of domestic abuse about Ortiz, and says that cops acted without any input from the erstwhile star of Zombie Strippers.
"The police arrested him based upon the evidence they uncovered when they came to the residence," he said. "They arrested him on the basis of that information. She is not commenting on that investigation."
Well, maybe just a bit.
"What actually happened has now been dramatically distorted and misinterpreted and remarks that both Tito and I made after the police arrived reflect the state of shock that we were both in," she said.
Ortiz's attorney has echoed the ha-ha-ha-just-kidding stance, meaning we've likely seen the last of his teary confessional press conferences. He's softened up his drug addict allegations by saying that while he did find some pills, he didn't realize that they were old and jumped to conclusions.
Unfortunately for Ortiz, his alleged misdeeds may not go away so easily since, as of right now, the police investigation into the incident remains open.
(Originally published April 29, 2010, at 12:33 p.m. PT)