More Reveled In Ostovich Abuse Case
More has been revealed in the case against Rachael Ostovich’s husband, Arnold Berdon, for his alleged assault of the UFC fighter.
In a report done by Hawaii News Now, a video taken by a witness showing Berdon threatening to murder Ostovich and a nude Ostovich escaping their home down a veranda.
“I’m going to murder you,” Berdon allegedly could be heard saying. “I’m going to f*cking murder you.”
The 27-year old fighter is currently facing a second-degree assault charge in Honolulu Circuit Court stemming from the alleged attack on November 18th. Berdon was arraigned on Thursday, pleading not guilty and given a $75,000 bond. Berdon will return to court on February 18th and has been ordered to stay away from Ostovich via a restraining order.
The initial charge of attempted murder was released to second-degree assault charge, allowing Berdon to be given bail following an indictment by a grand jury.
Ostovich, who has since filed for divorce from Berdon wrote in her petition for a restraining order that Berdon punched her “repeatedly on the head, face, ribs,” adding that she coughed up blood and threw up several times.
Per the report from Hawaii News Now, Berdon’s attorney Myles Breiner claimed that Berdon is attending a domestiv violence course and has visitation rights to the daughter he has with Ostovich.
“There are times when they over reach and this is one of those,” he said. “Arnold Berdon and his wife had a relationship. It was acrimonious, there’s no question about that. The face that DV officials or advocates want something is neither here nor there. They’re not the attorneys that have to try the case.”
“Although this is a very difficult time for me and my family, I felt that this fight in January was important,” Ostovich said to KHON. “I felt that it was extremely important to me to follow through with it — not only for me, but first for my daughter and other people that might be going through similar situations. I want to take a stand against domestic violence and show others that it’s OK to come out and speak about it and not be quieted.
“I feel like I have to do this. This is something that can’t be taken away from me. I want to use this big, worldwide UFC platform to show people that, don’t let anyone or anything come between you and your dreams and your career.”
Report Via Hawaii News Now