War Machine’s Lawyers Argue That Sexual Assault Of Christy Mack Was Consensual
Las Vegas Review Journal reports that lawyers for Johnathan “War Machine” Koppenhaver claimed that Christy Mack’s work in porn could be seen as a form of consent for his sexual abuse, as the two have had rough sex in the past.
Defense attorney Brandon Sua said Mack’s work in porn led to her “desire, the preference, the acceptability towards a particular form of sex activities that were outside of the norm.”
Chief Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline Bluth wasn’t convinced. She argued: “Because she consented to those acts through her course of employment does not mean the defendant is then entitled to think he can do that to her. You can’t make that leap.”
The judge also agreed with Bluth about the lack of a link between Mack’s porn career and consent for what he did to her.
At one point, War Machine also blew a kiss at Bluth, which she wanted put on the record. War Machine is facing multiple counts of sexual assault and two counts of attempted murder. Thanks to his assault in August 2014, she was left with broken bones in her face, missing teeth, broken ribs and a lacerated liver. During a hearing last year, Mack gave her testimony and War Machine laughed at her, so he has a history of acting disrespectful in court.