Chuck Liddell Releases Statement Following Arrest, Claims he Was The “Victim”
By FCF Staff
Following the recent news that Chuck Liddell was arrested Monday at his home, the UFC Hall of Famer is claiming he was the victim in the alleged incident.
Liddell was arrested in the Los Angeles region early Monday AM, following an alleged incident involving his wife, Heidi Northcott. According to reports, Liddell was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor domestic violence.
Since then, however, the former UFC champ posted the statement below (transcript via MMA Junkie).
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.
I was the victim of the incident last night at our 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.
This was one of the many times I have tried to shield a family mental healthy issue from the public purview. It has become painfully apparent that this cannot continue, as our private life has no reached a public breaking point. Please respect our privacy as I help to navigate our family through this difficult time.
The 51-year-old, retired fighter is scheduled for a court hearing on Wednesday.