I’ve never been the victim of domestic abuse, so I can’t be entirely sure how I’d react. But I can tell you with no uncertainty whatsoever that it wouldn’t be by trotting my children out in front of my house for photographers the very next day and then going on camera with a celebrity media outlet to tearfully tell my side of the sordid story. Jenna Jameson sat down with Us Weekly recently to discuss the series of events surrounding Tit Ortiz’s alleged assault on her. (Perhaps publicly discussing it is appropriate at some point to help other domestic abuse victims, but this is the wrong timing, wrong outlet, wrong message.) And it sounds like their relationship is incredibly immature for two parents in their 30s.
Jameson recounts how their usual date night was “special” but went downhill due to a fight about something of a personal, sexual nature. In the morning, Jameson awoke to accusations from Ortiz that she’s on drugs. She followed him naked (good thing she shared that detail) into the bathroom where she denied being on drugs and he pushed her aside and she fell against the bath tub. Her telling of it includes some pleading with Ortiz that is really just quite sad. Jameson said Ortiz had only been violent once before, but his drink had been “spiked” so she apparently didn’t hold him responsible for the incident. Jameson does say it’s wrong for a man to ever put his hands on a woman in a violet manner, but she comes across like a desperate love sick teenager embroiled in a childish love affair, not a grown woman who is responsible for the care of two one-year-old boys. She says she must “protect her sons” and my advice would be to do so go into therapy immediately. And clearly Ortiz needs help as well (and perhaps jail), given he’s resorted to violence, possibly on more than one occasion.
Don’t get me wrong, I have sympathy for Jameson, she’s obviously very troubled — and hopefully her loved ones see this as a cry for help. See the video interview here.