I’ll put this below the fold — the story of Christine Mackinday and Jonathan Koppenhaver might be traumatizing to some. It’s about a vicious beating.
First, here’s Ms Mackinday’s side of the story, which she posted on twitter afterwards. (It’s long because she cheated and posted it as a graphic image, including photos of her injuries.
At about 2 am Friday morning, Jon Koppenhaver arrived unannounced to my home in Las Vegas, NV, after he broke up with me in May, he moved out of my house and back to San Diego. When he arrived, he found myself and one other fully clothed and unarmed in the house. Without a single word spoken, he began beating my friend; once he was finished, he sent my friend away and turned his attention to me. He made me undress and shower in front of him, then dragged me out and beat my face. I have no recollection of how many times I was hit, I just know my injuries that resulted frm my beating. My injuries include 19 broken bones around my eyes, my nose is broken in 2 places, I am missing teeth and several more are broken. I am unable to chew, or see out of my left eye. My speech is slurred from my swelling and lack of teeth. I have a fractured rib and severely ruptured liver from a kick to my side. My leg is so badly injured I have no been able to walk on my own. I also attained several lesions from a knife he got from my kitches. He pushed the knife into me in some areas such as my hand, ear, and head. He also sawed much of my hair off with this dull knife. After some time, the knife broke off of the handle and continue to threatened me with the blade. I believed I was going to die. He has beaten me many times before, but never this badly. He took my phone and cancelled all my plans for the following week to make sure no one would worry about my whereabouts. He told me he was going to rape me, but was disappointed in himself when could not get hard. After another hit or two, he left me on the floor bleeding and shaking, holding my side from the pain of my rib. He left the room and went to the kitchen where I could hear him ruffling through my drawers. Assuming he was finding a sharper, more stable knife to end my life, I ran out my back door, shutting it behind me so the dogs didn’t run inside to tip him off. I hopped the fence to the golf course behind my house and ran to a neighboring house. Naked and afraid he would catch me, I kept running through the neighborhood knocking on doors. Finally, one answered and I was brought to the hospital and treated for my injuries.
I would like to thank everyone for their support though this rough time. I am healing fast and well, and I appreciate all of the prayers and visits I have received over the past few days. After many months of fear and pressure to keep this man happy, although I fear for my life, I feel that I can no longer put myself in this situation. The cheating by him nearly ever day, and almost weekly abuse is now more than I can stand. There is a $10K reward for the capture of Jonathan Koppenhaver at this time. Please report any information to your local police.
Wait! Before you rush to judgment, don’t you want to hear the guy’s side of the story? Maybe he’s got a good explanation. Maybe Mackinday exaggerated. You know, LOGIC! We have to weigh both sides and then arrive at a conclusion by pure reason.
Nah, actually we don’t. When a woman is beaten this badly and the culprit runs off unscathed, I think the evidence is sufficient to decide that he did wrong. But we’ll give him his chance to speak.
Koppenhaver also took to Twitter in the aftermath.
I’m not a bad guy, I went to surprise my gf, help her set up her show and to give her an engagement ring and ended up fighting for my life.
Wow! What a sweet guy. I’m trying to reconcile the thought that he was fighting for his life with the brutal injuries to Ms Mackinday, however.
The poor man thinks he is cursed. I guess he’s the one really suffering while Ms Mackinday lies in a hospital bed with broken bones.
I only wish that man hadn’t been there and that Christy & I would behappily engaged.I don’t know y I’m so cursed.One day truth will come out
Of course, when someone makes some stupid, maudlin comment about them getting back together, he has an angry reply.
fuck u talking about? She’s my Property and always will be.
If you don’t have enough information yet to recognize the problem here, you can also read the official police report (pdf).
Not enough? Koppenhaver was jailed for a bar fight several years ago, and was further locked up by himself for fighting in prison, so he had plenty of time to write about Men’s Rights. Here’s a little manifesto by a dedicated MRA.
So it’s Christmas day and I’m laying in my bunk wondering "Why in the hell do American men get married!?" As I write this, there is one guy in here for slapping his wife, one here for yelling at his wife, and one here for beating some guy’s ass that disrespected his wife. WTF!? If your wife is being a bitch you can’t slap her, if your wife is yelling at you, God forbid you yell back, and if some asshole hurts your wife, you can not protect her! LMFAO! What in the FUCK! is REALLY going on!? Next thing you know it will be illegal to fuck your wife! LMAO! Maybe then, MEN in this country will get the fucking hint and MOVE! This country forces you to be a bitch! And then if you resist, you go to jail! And if you give in and become a passive lil’ pansy, your wife is gonna sneak around and get fucked by someone like a single War Machine! HAHA! And believe me, in my day, I have fucked more than one wife who complained about being "sick and tired of wearing the pants in the family." What a fucking country! De-masculated men left and right, mere sheep for the cowards in political offices to boss around and PLAY tough with. A country that preaches "Violence solves nothing" to it’s masses, but is eager to run off to war with ANY and EVERY country, who refuses it’s verbal bullying.
Encoded in, "All political negotiations and peace talks have fell on deaf ears, so we will now commence a military campaign," is "they wouldn’t cower to our verbal threats (to do what we want) so now we’re gonna fuck them up, as once again violence is the only REAL answer to any problem." And ANY one who reads this and preaches against this is just fucking WEAK and a COWARD and you hide behind your words, for only one reason: words always have been, and always will be, your ONLY option. But when you were a lil’ boy… and even now in your dreams at night… you’re a bad-ass, a real tough guy… a cowboy, a gladiator, a fighter pilot, a Navy SEAL, a professional athlete. So why don’t you swallow your shame and be a REAL man for once, and give the country back to REAL MEN and admit! I’m right! And DO SOMETHING to help us! This country has gone SO SOFT that it has left us helpless. The oppression of MEN is worse than oppression of Jews in Nazi germany, worse than the slavery of Blacks in early America… I’m not exaggerating either. Every Jew & every Black man, both in jail and those who have managed to avoid it, will attest to what I have just wrote. I have never written ANYTHING that I wanted to be read/heard more than what I wrote today on Christmas 2010. Fuck it. I got more to write!
There has always been the oppressor and always the oppressed. Before, it was blatant, easy to see, easier to defend. The Indians, the Chinese, the Blacks, the Jews. NOW the oppressor has learned to disguise his evil. You can see man, but you can not see MEN. How easy it is to oppress a minority that is invisible to the eye! How genius of the oppressor! And what a better target too! Jews and Blacks are of no threat to government! They were oppressed because of a prejudice of what was different and of what they didn’t understand. It served no real purpose and was therefore easier to extinguish. But MEN… Men challenge injustice from Government, MEN fight for their Constitutional rights, that are slowly being taken away every year. Those that are not MEN don’t like it when we are around because we expose them for the posers that they are. REAL MEN do what’s right and not what will line the pockets of the few in power… Now you can see why MEN have been chosen to oppress. And they don’t just oppress us by making more laws and taking away more freedom, they are far more clever than that! Ask yourself what your REAL dream was?? If you gave up on this dream, why? Because of the brainwashing of the Government, that’s why! They taught you to "play it safe." They told us a responsible man has ONE wife, a house, good credit, good job, and kids. How are you supposed to chase your dreams while maintaining all of that!?
Men are supposed to take risks and be aggressive! What accomplishments have ever come of a man scared to risk it all!? None!? Where would the world be? Still ‘flat!’ Still ‘Earth at the center of the universe!’ Where would Brad Pitt be!? He’d be nobody! When he was discovered he was like 26 years old, a waiter, and living out of his car! He wasn’t playing it safe, he was risking it all! On his dream! Being a MAN is BALLS not brawn! So don’t think you were too weak or small to be the MAN I’m talking about. So many of you ARE MEN but you got trapped by the oppressor. Every time you fight the urge to tell your wife "NO!" or you tell your son, "Don’t punch the bully, go tell instead," YOU ARE LETTING THE OPPRESSOR WIN! Think on it. And here’s a good book to read… It’s a Christian book so it’s a SUPER SOFT way of saying all that I said, but it should inspire you regardless. "Wild at Heart" by John Eldredge.
Men are the true victims here, says the violent guy who has gone through life pounding other people to a bloody pulp.