MMAagents has issued the following statement to MMAFrenzy.com on behalf of their client, UFC welterweight Anthony Johnson, who was charged late last month with multiple misdemeanors following an alleged domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend:
“It has come to light that an email is being circulated with false and misleading information pertaining to Mr. Anthony Johnson. On behalf of Mr. Johnson we would like to address this issue. On June 27th Mr. Johnson was arrested in Hayward California and was charged with misdemeanors stemming from an alleged altercation with an ex-girlfriend. Mr. Johnson is completely and unequivocally innocent of all charges. These charges are completely outside the realm of Mr. Johnson’s character; he has no prior criminal record and has never been in trouble with the law. Furthermore, any assertion that the UFC played a part in posting his bail or in covering up the incident is completely untrue. Unfortunately, professional athletes are frequently made the victim of such false accusation. We ask that judgment is withheld until all relevant facts are known.”
Click here to read MMAFrenzy.com’s previous report on the situation, including what charges he faces and when he’s next due in court.