Domestic Violence Charges Against UFC Veteran Chuck Liddell Dropped, And He Filed For Divorce
Chuck Liddell is not being charged with domestic violence.
No charges have been filed against Liddell after the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said there was not enough evidence. Liddell, on the other hand, has filed for divorce from his wife Heidi Northcott days after he was taken into custody on charges of domestic violence.
The police arrested the former UFC champion at his home in Agoura Hills, California.
On Monday, contrary to the accusation, Liddell claimed that it was his wife who was abusing him before he got arrested. He said he volunteered to be taken under the police custody instead of his wife so that Northcott can remain back home with the kids.
“I was the victim of the incident last night at our family home… Delegates informed me that my wife would be arrested as I did not respond to her assault while suffering from scratches and lacerations. I volunteered to perform in her place,” he said.
“This was one of the many times I tried to protect a family mental health issue from the public’s reach. It became painfully apparent that this cannot go on, as our private life has reached a public point of no return. Please respect our privacy as I try to help lead our family through this difficult time,” he continued.
Northcott and Liddel have two children together from their decade-long marriage.
On the work front, the 51-year-old has not competed professionally since his KO loss to Tito Ortiz in their trilogy fight in 2018.
In multiple recent interviews, he has hinted at competing in boxing matches, but nothing has come to fruition so far.