According to new legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Chuck filed for dissolution of marriage on Friday, under his full name ‘Charles David Liddell.’ The UFC star filed the case in Los Angeles County Courts.
As we reported, Liddell was arrested for domestic battery after an argument with his wife turned physical, and police were called to the former couple’s home. Details of the incident have been reported with largely different versions of the event. Obviously, Chuck was booked into a Los Angeles jail but claims his wife was the aggressor during the altercation.
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According to the UFC star, his wife is suffering from mental illness and he is the true “victim” of the incident. According to a statement issued by the fighter, he only went to jail the night of the fight, because he was “taking the place” of his wife — who would have been arrested.
“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,” his statement began.
He continued, “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.” Adding, “This was one of many times I have tried to shield a family mental health issue from the public purview. It has become painfully apparent that this cannot continue, as our private life has now reached a public breaking point. Please respect our privacy as I help to navigate our family through this difficult time.”
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Liddell proposed to his wife, Heidi Northcott on November 4, 2005. The ex-couple shares two children — a daughter Guinevere, and a son, Charles David Liddell Jr.
Heidi has yet to respond to the divorce filing.
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