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Jon Jones Accused of Battering Waitress, Slapping Her Genitals at Strip Club

July 22, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Jon Jones is denying allegations that he assaulted a woman and slapped her genitals at a strip club back in April. TMZ reports that Jones was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and that a bench warrant was issued on the allegation that he slapped a woman’s privates at TD’s Eubank Showclub and kissed her neck without her consent, as well as putting her in a chokehold and lifting her off the ground.

According to the criminal summons, the woman told Albuquerque police that she had been serving Jones’ group, which included his brother Chandler Jones, all night and was being asked by Jones for a table dance, despite explaining that she was a waitress and not a dancer. The woman said Jones grabbed her and pulled her into his lap without permission, kissing her neck. She says she later went to the bar to get shots for Jones and he came up behind her, butting her in a “tight rear-naked choke hold.” She engaged in banter with the Jones and his brother and when she got out of the choke, Jones “picked [her] up off the ground and turned her around in the air and was roughhousing with her.” She noted, “It felt like a wrestling match and nothing sexual.”

The woman then said that he placed her down by the bar and slapped her genitals. She told him he couldn’t do that, and that “if he was going to smack her, he need [sic] to pay her $100 which she told Jon Jones approximately two times.”

Jones has paid a $300 bond, and the arrest warrant was rescinded. A spokesperson said, “Today, the media told Mr. Jones about a false accusation launched against him and that paperwork had been sent to an incorrect address. However, after receiving the documents from the press, Mr. Jones immediately went to pay the small fee, and he, and multiple witnesses, stand ready to factually refute the malicious lies being told about him to the public.”

Jones posted to Twitter in reference to the allegations, stating:

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