Christy Mack breaks down in court while recounting her ordeal
Adult film actress Christine Mackinday, aka Christy Mack, took the stand Wednesday during the trial of her ex-boyfriend Jonathan ‘War Machine’ Koppenhaver ‘s trial for domestic battery and rape, revealing that he used a knife to cut off her Mohawk during the infamous August 2014 attack.
Mack, who was sporting new blond hair and kept her tattoos hidden underneath a turtleneck blouse and jacket, told the courtroom that after being repeatedly beaten her ex grabbed one of her kitchen knives and started hitting her in the ear with the handle.
She also said the former MMA fighter, who is using his birth name Jon Koppenhaver for the trial, cut her head with the knife, “sawed off” some of her hair and cut up her wigs “because he always hated” them.
Scene from the Regional Justice Center, Las Vegas: Christy Mack testifies in the trial against her ex-boyfriend War Machine, Wednesday
Christine Mackinday testified Wednesday about the months of continual abuse she endured at the hands of her former boyfriend, a mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine, leading up to the night she thought he would kill her.
He burst into her central Las Vegas home in the middle of the night while she slept and “sawed off” her mohawk, she said. He cut up her wigs and slashed her head with the handle of a broken knife.
The attack would only get worse, she told jurors during the trial for War Machine, also known as Jonathan Koppenhaver.
At one point, she gained consciousness in her shower, tasting blood.
According to the court records Koppenhaver [above] beat up Mack for almost two hours.
Pre-trail response by Jon ‘War Machine’ Koppenhaver to Christy Mack after her nearly killed her in a savage two-hour beating and rape. She had moved on from the relationship by the time of the assault
Mack’s current boyfriend Corey Thomas after the beating by her ex War Machine
During Mack’s testimony, the 25-year-old former porn star said after Koppenhaver let her friend Corey Thomas leave he charged at her.
Mack apparently blacked out, because she said the next thing she remembered was waking up in her shower without any clothes on.
She told the courtroom she knew she had been hit in the face because she tasted blood in her mouth.
Porn star Christy Mack before the assault that changed her features
Later, as she collapsed on her bed in the midst of the two-hour long assault, he scrolled through her phone, she said, and punched her in the face each time he found something he didn’t like.
As he beat her, Koppenhaver allegedly told Mack ‘ I am going to kill you’, she said.
“I’ve gone too far,” she remembered him saying. “You can’t be seen like this.”
Mack’s horrendous injuries can bee seen in these montage of the post-beating photos
“Any time he would see something that he didn’t like … he would hit me,” she said wiping away tears.
Mack said she lost count how many she was struck in the face. The former model said she tried to get up but the former mixed martial arts fighter kicked her so hard in her ribs she collapsed and started convulsing.
“I genuinely felt like I was going to die at this point,” Mack told the room.
Koppenhaver didn’t just physically hit Mack, he also threatened to kill her because her bruises were too bad and people would notice.
“Now I have to kill you, I’ve gone too far,” Mack said Koppenhaver told her. “You can’t be seen like this. Everyone’s gonna know.”
Koppenhaver faces 34 counts, including sexual assault, kidnapping and attempted murder for the August 2014 attack on Mackinday and Corey Thomas, who was in her home at the time.