Johnathan Koppenhaver, known as War Machine is once again causing some disruption and making headlines in the media.
The former UFC and Bellator fighter who was in court on Monday for a preliminary hearing on 34 charges from ex-girlfriend and adult film star Christy Mackinday that include sexual assault and two accounts of attempted murder.
Koppenhaver who could potentially face a long prison sentence if found guilty allegedly blew a kiss at the prosecutor in the case, Chief Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline Bluth.
From the Las Vegas Review Journal:
“Judge, for the record, Mr. Koppenhaver just blew a kiss at me,” she said.
Defense attorney Brandon Sua said he didn’t see it.
“I’m not going to make up that he blew a kiss at me, which I find offensive,” Bluth said.
District Judge Elissa Cadish turned to the defendant, who was seated in the jury box, while shackled and wearing an orange prison jumpsuit: “Mr. Koppenhaver, stop. You are not to make any gestures of any kind toward counsel. Don’t go there.”
Koppenhaver smiled. “Yes, ma’am.”
Koppenhaver has been in police custody since he was arrested a week after the August 8, 2014, assault on Mackinday and her friend Corey Thomas.