Yesterday brought the unfortunate news that Jason Mayhem Miller was once again being sent to jail – the third such event in the past month. It’s all related to the same initial case where Mayhem is accused of punching, kicking, and urinating on his then-girlfriend – charges he denies by claiming any physical altercation was started by her attacking him after she refused to leave his home. Where exactly the urine comes into all this still isn’t clear – legit MMA journalists! Stop slacking off, damnit! We demand answers!
The case has been winding its way through the court system, and the guys at scifighting have been attending the hearings and have this update on what exactly landed Miller in the clink again:
Jason Miller was arrested at approximately 3:15 PM PST yesterday at the conclusion of his first hearing in an ongoing domestic violence case in Southern California. He was taken into custody by the Orange County Sherif’s Department after the alleged victim revealed a snapchat video to the court of him saying “I love you”. Since snapchat messages are designed to disappear from the recipient’s phone seconds after viewing them the alleged victim waited until the hearing to open the message in front of the district attorney to bolster the veracity of her claims.
Unfortunately for Mr. Miller although the contents of the message were completely benign in nature, under the provisions of the protective order, any communications from Mr. Miller to the alleged victim are strictly prohibited. The judge deemed Mr. Miller in violation of the protective order and as a result the DA asked that the bond amount be raised an additional $15 thousand, however Judge Andre Manssourian, apparently wishing to drive a point home with Mr. Miller, ordered the bail be set at $200 thousand.
Mayhem posted bail at approximately 10:40 PM last night and was set to attend a second hearing this morning. Upon arriving at the court house our field reporters were informed that the hearing date had been moved to October 10th to allow Mr. Miller time to secure private counsel after he had opted to release his public defender from her duties.
Jason has said “The only thing I’m guilty of is falling in love with someone as crazy as I am,” which sounds terrible because I doubt he means she’s super haha crazy ala Mayhem – or at least the Mayhem we’ve seen in the past. Who knows exactly what new crazy Mayhem is like. At least he’s in jail for sending “I love you” snapchats and not new charges of domestic abuse or death threat tweets. That’s … an … improvement?
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