B.J. Penn has been at the eye of the storm recently when it came to light just hy his ex partner has a restraining order out against him. Shealen Uaiwa alleges Penn verbally abused and menaced her in front of their two children and her mother, threatened to kill her family, and sexually abused her, according to a written statement attached to the protective order and obtained by MMA Junkie via a public records request.
The disturbing report claims Penn has serious addiction issues:
“I woke up one night to him scared, because he got cocaine on my oldest daughter,” Uaiwa wrote. “He was freaking out and he wanted to commit suicide.”
In July 2015, when Penn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, Uaiwa wrote that he did cocaine with his friends in the room adjacent to her and their children. That night, she wrote, Penn attacked her, shattered her phone and verbally abused her.
Uaiwa wrote that these incidents mentioned are just the recent ones.
“I feel fearful for my safety and my [childrens’ lives], and for the influence he has over my children,” she wrote.
Uaiwa also accused Penn of drug abuse and being a “drug addict” since he was 14 years old. She wrote that he uses his MMA training camps to try and stay sober.
Now his team has issued a statement:
“BJ is in a highly-contested child custody case involving his two young daughters. The order of protection has made serious allegations against BJ. The allegations are so, misleading, hurtful and false that any further comment by BJ or about BJ would cause more damage to the well-being of his children and potentially further inflame the pending custody proceedings. BJ and his family ask that you respect their privacy at this very difficult time.”
While there were very disturbing details and allegations on the filed documents, Penn’s attorney also previously called the records as “incomplete information.”
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