Former “queen of porn” Jenna Jameson was arrested over the weekend and charged with misdemeanor battery. According to Orange County, CA law enforcement, the altercation look place on Saturday night. Allegedly, Jameson assaulted someone at her Newport Beach home. That person then placed her under citizens arrest and flagged down police, at which time the former porn star was taken into police custody.
Although the police have not released many details regarding this weekend’s incident, various third-party sources have suggested and confirmed that the alleged victim is Jenna Jameson’s friend and personal assistant, the transgender porn actress Britney Markham. On Sunday, Jameson (@jennajameson) tweeted:
“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 Tweet has since been deleted. Seemingly in response, Markham sent a photo of herself in a hospital gown via Twitter with the caption: “This what u did to me and u accuse me of stealing.”
In Minnesota, Jameson likely would be charged with 5th degree assault and battery, the least serious assault charge in the state. It can be either a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor charge and carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a fine of $1,000. She was released and no bail was set. A court hearing has been scheduled.
Jenna Jameson, who is the most successful adult film actress in history, is no stranger to run-ins with the law. In May of 2012, Jameson was arrested and subsequently charged with a DUI after crashing her Range Rover into a light post and failing a field sobriety test. As of this weekend, Jameson was still on probation for that DUI charge, and it is unclear how her battery assault will affect the status of her probation.
Although 5th degree assault and battery is only a misdemeanor charge, and overzealous prosecution team, an offender’s current probation, and any number of other factors can affect the outcome of a seemingly-small criminal charge. If you are arrested or under investigation for an assault charge in Minnesota, contact an experienced MN criminal defense attorney right away.