Johnny Weir Divorce Is Getting MessyBy: Amanda Crum - March 25, 2014
Johnny Weir dominated headlines this year at the winter Olympic games in Sochi as one of the figure skating commentators, but now he’s in the news for a much less happy reason; his divorce from husband Victor Voronov.
Weir said in a recent interview that he’s been unhappy in the relationship for a while and claimed that Voronov was violent, which made things worse.
“I have been having a tough time at home for a long time now, and it’s something that I’ve kept from the public,” he said on Access Hollywood. “I was losing myself being married to my husband. I was losing my objectives in life. I was very isolated from the world….We were fighting in such a terrible way, and it did get physical on that night, and it’s unfortunate that things went the way that it did because domestic violence is never the way to go. Domestic violence is never the answer and when it’s two men, things are different. It was usually good-humored wrestling, but a few times, of course, it did get physical and … some of my closest friends have seen him hit me before.”
However, Voronov tells a very different story and says that he was surprised to learn just last week that Weir had filed for divorce months ago. He also says that Weir took things from the home that didn’t belong to him, including 40 Balencia bags, 20 Furs, a Cartier gold watch, two Birken bags, and 12 Chanel bags, and that he took their dog, Tëma. Voronov is asking for shared custody of the animal.
In Voronov’s counterclaim for divorce, he states that Weir was unfaithful on several occasions and “committed acts of adultery, including but not limited to: with a Chicago club owner; and, during the summer of 2013, performed oral sex on another man and engaged in a threesome while at a hotel in Los Angeles; and, engaged in a sexting relationship with a porn star, ‘Michael Lucas.'” He also claims that Weir was the abusive one, and would take out his anger on Voronov when he didn’t get his way.
Weir has not commented publicly on Voronov’s claims but has said that the interview he gave to Access Hollywood is the only one in which he will talk about the divorce.
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