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2015-11-27 by Call Me Sunshine

MMA Fighter War Machine Offers Sickening Defence in Trial over Alleged Rape, Beating & Attempted Murder of Christy Mack

Friends say they warned porn star Christy Mack to stay away from violent ex

THE charges against him are heinous but disgraced MMA fighter War Machine’s antics in court coupled with the sickening defence offered by his legal team give the impression he’s not taking any of it seriously.

Prosecutors have alleged War Machine — born Jonathan Koppenhaver — brutally raped and bashed his ex-girlfriend, former adult film actor Christine Mackinday, 23, and choked and punched her friend Corey Thomas.

The allegations, dating back to May 2013 and culminating in a near-fatal attack in August last year, amount to 34 charges, including five counts of sexual assault and two of attempted murder. The world saw the results of his alleged frenzy of violence in photographs Ms Mackinday — better known as Christy Mack — posted to social media from her hospital bed.

  • War Machine enters the courtroom at Clark County District Court for his trial, which opened this week

    War Machine enters the courtroom at Clark County District Court for his trial, which opened this week

    Ms Mackinday recovers in hospital

    Ms Mackinday recovers in hospital

    These photographs of Ms Mackinday’s injuries, posted to her Instagram account, shocked the world

    These photographs of Ms Mackinday’s injuries, posted to her Instagram account, shocked the world

  • Ms Mackinday has since had this ‘Property of War Machine’ tattoo removed from her shoulder

    Ms Mackinday has since had this ‘Property of War Machine’ tattoo removed from her shoulder

    War Machine and Christy Mack were not as happy as they looked in Instagram photos like this

    War Machine and Christy Mack were not as happy as they looked in Instagram photos like thisMs Mackinday (right) with a friend.

    Ms Mackinday (right) with a friend.

    Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka War Machine, in his mugshot after his August 15 arrest. Picture: Simi Valley Police Department

    Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka War Machine, in his mugshot after his August 15 arrest. Picture: Simi Valley Police Department

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But defence lawyer Brandon Sua attempted to undermine those charges as his trial opened this week by arguing Ms Mackinday’s line of work indicated consent and had instilled in her “the desire, the preference, the acceptability towards a particular form of sex activities that were outside of the norm”.

Mr Sua said the pair had met while Ms Mackinday was filming a pornographic movie and engaged in rough sex throughout their relationship. He told the Clark County District Court she had accused Koppenhaver of sexual assault in the past but had dropped charges rather than face a trial.

The defence ploy sparked a lengthy legal debate during which prosecutors argued that rape shield laws should limit the ability of defendants to introduce evidence of victims’ sexual history and prohibit the defence from revealing details of Ms Mackinday’s movies to a jury, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

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