The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office will not continue with charges against Chuck Liddell or his estranged wife following a domestic violence arrest at their residence this past Monday.
The UFC Hall Of Famer was arrested after police were called to his family residence in Hidden Hills, California, regarding a family disturbance. His wife, Heidi Liddell, was cited for the incident.
According to the D.A.’s report obtained by MMA Fighting, authorities spoke to their daughter about the incident, who told prosecutors that her parents were pushing each other but she did not know how it all started. Investigators concluded that Liddell had a red mark on his face and chest. There were no injuries or marks recorded on his wife.
Following the arrest, Liddell, later released a statement claiming that he was the victim of domestic violence and that it has part of a persisting problem.
“I was the victim of the incident last night at our family home, as details of the case will reveal,” Liddell wrote. “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.”
Liddell has since filed for divorce against his wife.