Tito Ortiz has always been a magnet for controversy. Even after retiring from fighting and taking on a new role as a manager for other athletes, controversy has found him once again… and once again from a familiar source.
Ortiz’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his twin boys, Jenna Jameson, recently posted on Twitter accusing Ortiz of domestic abuse, of drug use, and of keeping her from seeing their children. The two are currently in a custody dispute over their children.
“My ex took my poor children away from me for NO reason. He did drugs and faked drug tests for UFC. I all my time with my babies, he partied,” Jameson tweeted on Thursday.
She posted one blurry photo of what appears to be prescribed substances, and one clear photo that included a bottle of Ibuprofen prescribed to Jacob Ortiz (Tito Ortiz).
Jameson and Ortiz have had very public disputes in the past, something that Ortiz once told MMAWeekly.com that he regretted and would not do again.
“I can’t control anybody else’s life, with Jenna I can’t control her at all, she does her own thing,” Ortiz said. “I take back some of the things I put out on Twitter, I shouldn’t have done that, and I’ll never do that again.
“You’ll never see anything about my relationship, my family or anything. Maybe my sons when they win the state title in wrestling, that’s about as far as I’ll go on that. It’s strictly for business on Twitter.”
But Jameson was insistent in her comments on Thursday, which continued on Friday.
“He can say whatever he wants, but I know the truth. He beat me, and never was a father, bullied me, then disallowed my poor babies,” she stated.
While Jameson has continued the conversation about the allegations, Ortiz, true to his past comments to MMAWeekly.com, has made one statement categorically denying her claims.
“The unfortunate allegations being made against me are simply not true,” Ortiz wrote on Twitter. “I would never do anything to jeopardize my family. Being a great father and protecting the well-being of my children remain my top priority.
“I thank my family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support at this time. For my children’s sake, I appreciate you respecting our privacy.”