According to new legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the former couple is currently battling in custody court of their children. During the back and forth, the duo was forced to undergo an evaluation by the court where each one was interviewed by a professional. The point is to get an opinion on which one should have primary custody of the kids.
In the filing, details of both interviews are laid out, with specific allegations on both sides. Interestingly, Heidi Liddell points to injuries possibly suffered while fighting in the UFC as cause for his behavior changes.
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“Ms. Liddell also stated that Mr. Liddell has had a lot of paranoia and accused her of a lot of things. He also became very worried that she was going to leave him after he lost his job in 2017. Ms. Liddell also claimed that Mr. Liddell has become increasingly violent. She stated that this last thing that happened was not typical and she was concerned that he had experienced traumatic brain injury,” the report states.
Adding, “Ms. Liddell also claimed that Mr. Liddell has been violent with non-family members. She claimed that Mr. Liddell has knocked out friends when they tried to help him and used to beat people up for street drugs. She stated that Mr. Liddell loved to fight and would not let someone get out of fighting him. She said, “He’s been fighting people and beating people up since he was in Kindergarten.” Ms. Liddell also claimed that Mr. Liddell had the reputation of being able to beat up anyone.”
It should be noted, that the ex-couple is heading into a November hearing for the case, which might determine who gets custody of their two children.
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Interestingly, Liddell was specific in the existence of one type of brain injury which is very common in NFL players, boxers, and MMA fighters due to the constant blows to the head.
“When asked if she had any specific concerns about Mr. Liddell, with respect to his physical health, Ms. Liddell replied, “Yes, he’s been knocked out many times and has CTE. He can’t remember stuff and gets stuck on speech. He’s going to have dementia or Alzheimer’s. He has terrible sleep apnea.”
Adding, “With regard to Mr. Liddell’s mental health, Ms. Liddell expressed concern regarding Mr. Liddell’s depression, his constantly needing to escape through drugs and alcohol, and his impulsivity.”
As we reported, the couple’s relationship ended after a massive blowup that included the MMA fighter being arrested for domestic violence. At the time, Chuck alleged the police were going to take his wife to jail, so he asked to go in her place.
During the interviews, Chuck confirmed using drugs and alcohol over time but says he is currently sober besides taking medication for ADHD.
The fighter described the events leading up to his arrest again, saying, “They were ready to take her to jail and I said no take me instead.” He was taken to jail. Mr. Liddell stated that Ms. Liddell hit him hard enough to give him bruised ribs. Ms. Liddell claimed to have injuries but Mr. Liddell denied doing anything to cause them and questioned whether she really had them. Ms. Liddell denied hitting him.”
In the end, the doctors conducting the interview suggested that the children should be with both of their parents, saying, “It is recommended that the parents continue to share equally and jointly, both legal and physical custody of the children.”
Also, it was noted that “Given these parents’ history of substance use, it is recommended that the Court order both parents to remain free of the influence of illicit
drugs and alcohol during their respective custodial periods. To facilitate this requirement, both parents should be permitted to request that the other parent participates in random drug and alcohol testing.”
The decision is now up to a judge.