Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer “The Iceman” Chuck Liddell was not in good limelight these days following his arrest by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for a domestic violence case last week, until now, as per Liddell’s statement released two days after the arrest and the reports now, Liddell will not be stamped with any charges associated to domestic violence.
As per MMA Fighting, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has opted to not move The Iceman into proceedings for any charges. The case was originally filed after an altercation between Chuck Liddell and his wife Heidi Liddell turned physical to an extent that Liddell had to receive lacerations for it. After it was realised and Liddell also posted a statement about his stance that he was on the receiving end of the physical altercation.
How the Chuck Liddell case officially proceeded
The prosecutors have decided not to put charges against either party as of now. Heidi has no physical marks on her. According to the report filed by the D.A.’s office and obtained by MMA Fighting, authorities spoke to Chuck Liddell and his wife about the incident along with their daughter, who told prosecutors that her parents were pushing each other during an argument but weren’t aware how it started.
When he was arrested and released on bond afterwards, Liddell issued a statement proclaiming his innocence, claiming he was actually the victim of domestic violence.
“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,” Liddell wrote in the statement. “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 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.” Three days after his arrest, Liddell filed for divorce from his wife.