That Tito Ortiz sure loves to accuse people of having substance abuse issues, doesn’t he? After negligently claiming longtime rival Chuck Liddell was an alcoholic – only to apologize for his comments months later – Ortiz stated Monday that his girlfriend Jenna Jameson has been addicted to OxyContin for the last year, and that was the cause of this week’s real-life soap opera.
Well, the plot just got a lot thicker after Jameson’s attorney, Ronald Richards, says his client submitted a urine sample to American Toxicology Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada one day after the altercation and the test came out “negative” for ten major drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, meth and oxycodone – the primary ingredient contained in OxyContin.
“The lab tests clearly exonerate Jenna Jameson of any hint, iota, or suggestion that she ingested or was under the influence of any opiates or controlled substances,” Richards told TMZ.com. “Statements made by anyone to the contrary are completely impeached by the results from this prestigious testing facility.”
Ortiz brought the substance abuse issue to light Monday night after posting $25,000 bail. The former UFC light heavyweight champion didn’t say much regarding the felony domestic violence charges he’s currently facing, however professed his innocence numerous times.
“My parents have gone through an addiction, and I’ve seen a mirror again, and I’m not going to let my family go through that,” a teary-eyed Ortiz stated at his press conference. “I speak from the heart, and as I say … I hold everything dear to my heart that Jenna will be ok.”
Ortiz’s personal attorney, Chip Matthews, spoke for the remainder of the presser and didn’t take any questions. However, he too emphasized that, “Tito never touched Jenna.”
“Unfortunately, Jenna relapsed this morning and suffered the consequences of that,” Matthews said. “We’re here because Tito was trying to help her.”
Team Ortiz’s comments were immediately relayed to Jameson, to which the former porn superstar claimed, “He’s trying to save his career,” and that, “I am definitely not addicted to OxyContin or any drug.”