Christy Mack reportedly had a difficult time on Friday during her testimony against ex-boyfriend Jonathan Koppenhaver, breaking down in tears as she recounted how he beat her and threatened her with a knife.
The model and adult film star upheld every count against Koppenhaver--an MMA fighter who goes by the name War Machine--and said she thought he was going to end her life. Koppenhaver, meanwhile, reportedly laughed during her testimony, which angered the judge. Mack said she was the victim of sexual abuse during their relationship, and one of the felony counts against Koppenhaver is sexual assault. He faces 33 more felony charges, which could get him life in prison. He will appear in court again on November 20.
Koppenhaver ran from authorities after the assault took place and was allegedly tracked to a hotel in Simi Valley. Mack suffered 18 broken bones around her eyes, a broken nose, several broken teeth, a broken rib, and a ruptured liver in the attack and has undergone surgery on her face and mouth in recent weeks to repair the damage.
2 days, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and last night. I've had several dentist visits to make eating more comfortable and make my smile look more normal. I still have a few more dental visits to go. I've had my eyes checked out and made aware that I'm very lucky to have my vision where it is, since the muscle is tethered by the fragments from the blowout fracture in my left eye. My multiple nose fractures will be fixed in the next couple of months. While they're fairly symmetrical, my nose is shifted on the inside and out causing breathing issues. (I also make everyone feel how my bone sticks out on the left side because it feels so weird.) My top lip will regain movement in less than 6 months... looking forward to using straws again. My liver seems to be alright. I was admitted back to the hospital shortly after I was released the first time for some minor treatment, but I did not have to have surgery. While my face is starting to look decent again from the swelling going down, it is still not my own. Cutting what was left of my hair off, and losing 15 lbs(it's a lot when you're 5'1") made me feel even further away from myself. It's hard to look in the mirror every day and see someone you do not know. After having makeup done and dressing up for yesterday's charity event, I felt much better about how I look now. It made me feel more normal, and beautiful for the first time in a very long time. The event that I went to was for Face Forward. A non profit charity that funds surgeries for women and children that have been in horrible situations that require them to have reconstructive surgery. They are not funding me, my surgeries are being donated by other doctors. I met many wonderful people and look forward to working more with them in the future.
Sometimes half of your temp teeth decide to fall out to match the rest of your face. Thanks to Dr. Motykie for fixing the damage to my nose, and Dr. Adam Lousignont of Las Vegas for the temp tooth fix... again. Left was Monday right is today. What a difference a few days makes! I'm starting to breathe out of my nose again and today I'm going to get my glasses. One day soon I'll be going to New York to see Dr. Toscano and get my permanent teeth.
Koppenhaver says he was misunderstood and that he went to Mack's residence that day to propose to her.