Today I obtained the criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office this week in response to Jay Mariotti’s August 21 arrest following an alleged altercation with his girlfriend. The documents include the seven misdemeanor charges against the ESPN and AOL sports commentator and shed light on the exact nature of what Mariotti has been charged with by the L.A. City Attorney.
From the documents, here’s a short summary of what Mariotti is charged with:
- “Willfully inflicting” a “corporal injury” resulting in the “traumatic condition” of his girlfriend.
- “Willfully” using “force and violence” against his girlfriend. (Attempting violence or promoting the fear of it.)
- “Willfully” taking his girlfriend’s “purse and keys.“
- “Willfully violating the personal liberty” of his girlfriend. (False imprisonment.)
- Of his girlfriend’s cellphone, Mariotti is accused of “willfully and maliciously defacing” it “with graffiti and other inscribed material” in addition to “damaging and destroying“ the cellphone.
Each of the seven misdemeanor charges carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison upon conviction.
Below is the entire criminal complaint:
Mariotti will be arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.
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