April 26, 2010
UFC fighter Tito Ortiz held in dispute with porn star Jenna Jameson
By Jaimee Lynn Fletcher and Annie Burris
The Orange County Register
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Mixed Marital Arts fighter Tito Ortiz was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of felony domestic violence at the Huntington Harbour home he shares with his girlfriend, porn star Jenna Jameson.
A call came in to the Huntington Beach police at 9:53 a.m. that a domestic violence charge had just occurred at the home on Baruna Lane, according to notes on the police call from Jameson's father. The father's name was not released in the notes.
Jenna Jameson walks out of her home wearing an arm brace in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Monday, April 26, 2010. Her boyfriend Tito Ortiz was just released on bail for domestic violence charges.
The call said a boyfriend had pushed his girlfriend down, the call said. Several police units and a crime scene investigation unit responded.
Jameson, who was seen leaving her home wearing big sunglasses, told a TMZ photographer she is going to press charges, TMZ reported.
She told the TMZ photographer: "I'm gonna be all right. My babies are all right. Everything's OK. He's in jail."
Ortiz, known as the Huntington Beach Bad Boy, was being held at the Huntington Beach city jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. He was released Monday afternoon through a back exit, avoiding several photographers that were at the police department. He jogged to his white Rolls-Royce in the department’s parking lot and left quickly without comment about the incident.
Ortiz was prohibited from returning to the couple’s home because of an emergency protective order against him which will last about seven days, police said.
Neighbor Cindy Ross said the children are "always perfectly dressed and smiling."
"They have the cutest little kids," Ross said. "I see them in strollers with the nanny several times a week, but they are never with Tito. ... They're rarely with Jenna, either."
Columnist Eva Kilgore contributed to this story.