TMZ is reporting that former porn superstar Jenna Jameson was arrested for beating the shit out of someone Saturday night, which turned out to be a tranny named Britney Markham who was also a former porn performer and was now employed as Jenna’s assistant. And someone who apparently stole several items from Jenna Jameson while Jenna was detained by the police.
Jenna tweeted an explanation of what happened, according to her but it has since been removed from her twitter feed.
WOW just got Robbed by a friend @britneymarkham she accused me of gusting her, and them broke into my home and took everything.
Jenna Jameson’s bday celebrations got off to a rocky start — the XXX star was arrested for battery Saturday night … before her shindig even kicked off.
Law enforcement sources tells us … Jameson was hanging out in the Balboa Peninsula neighborhood of Newport Beach around 8 pm … when she allegedly battered someone.
We’re told the alleged victim put Jameson under citizen’s arrest and then flagged down a police officer. The cop arrived and cited Jenna for battery. She was later released.
Jenna was supposed to attend an early birthday party at Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim later that night (real bday is April 9). No word if she made it or not.
Jenna’s no stranger to handcuffs … she was arrested for a DUI last year, after crashing her car into a light pole.
Interestingly enough a porn star, even if a former one, was a big story over at CNN. The CNN version of the story is a little more detailed than the TMZ one. [source]
Former porn star Jenna Jameson was charged with battery over the weekend after police said she assaulted someone.
The incident took place in Orange County on Saturday evening, police said.
Authorities released bare-bones information about the incident Sunday night, saying little more than the person who was assaulted made a citizen’s arrest and called officers.
Jameson, 38, knows the person, but Newport Beach Police Lt. Evan Sailor said he didn’t know what their relationship was.
Police took Jameson to the Newport Beach Police Jail. She was later released without having to post bail.
The battery charge is a misdemeanor.
No one from the Jameson camp was available for comment.
On Sunday afternoon, however, Jameson took to Twitter to offer a post that said she was robbed by a friend who “broke into my home and took everything.”
Jameson added that the friend “accused me of gusting her.”
At the height of her success, Jameson was an industry unto herself. She appeared in countless adult films, magazines, and strip clubs — and as CEO of ClubJenna Inc., launched a film production and online licensing company.
In a 2004 interview with CNN following the publication of her book, “How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale,” Jameson said she chose the right profession.
“I mean, I’ve always been so overtly sexual. And I’ve always been driven to succeed at something that hasn’t always been accepted by the American public,” she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “So I think I chose the right profession.”
She retired from porn in 2008.
In recent years, the mother of twins has found herself in the headlines for her brushes with the law.
Last May, she crashed her Range Rover into a light pole in Orange County. Police charged her with driving under the influence.
In April 2010, the father of her twin boys, mixed martial artist Tito Ortiz, was charged with domestic violence when Jameson’s father called police as Ortiz and Jameson argued.
Ortiz and his lawyer told reporters later that he was upset because he thought Jameson had relapsed in her rehabilitation from a prescription drug addiction.
Four days after the incident, Jameson was captured by cameras alternately saying Ortiz was “the sweetest, most amazing man” and saying that he had beaten her.