Corey Thomas was the other victim in the vicious assault cops say Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver’s carried out against his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and the man War Machine says provoked the attack.
Here’s what you need to know about him:
1. War Machine’s Brother Accused Thomas of Having Sex With Mack
The key reason why Koppenhaver’s gave his ex-girlfriend and a “friend” a savage beating was jealousy. Mack was allegedly seeing Thomas at the time after her and Koppenhaver’s breakup in May, but it has not yet been confirmed that Thomas and Mack were having sexual relations.
According the War Machine’s brother, Michael Eugene, Koppenhaver walked in on Mack and Thomas having sex in her Las Vegas apartment, but Mack denied the allegations. She claimed that Koppenhaver walked in on them both fully clothed.
2. War Machine Broke Thomas’ Nose
Thomas got away from Koppenhaver without any serious injuries. Koppenhaver had him leave the scene after breaking his nose and leaving him with two black eyes.
Cops say the angry MMA fighter proceeded to beat Mack to within and inch of death after he ordered Thomas away.
3. Mack Suffered 18 Broken Bones and a Ruptured Liver
Added below are the graphic photos and story about what happened pic.twitter.com/U1T1X2OP4d
— Christy Mack (@ChristyMack) August 11, 2014
Koppenhaver left his ex-porn star girlfriend with 18 broken bones in her face and a ruptured liver.
After fleeing the scene, he expressed through his twitter in tweets he later deleted saying:
She’s my property and always will be.”
He also tweeted:
@ChristyMack I love you and hope you’re okay. I came him(sp) early to surprise you and help you set up for your convention. I can’t believe what I found and can’t believe what happened.”
The attack was extremely brutal no matter the circumstances.
TMZ reported after an interview with Mack:
War Machine threw the friend out of the house and then she says he allegedly made her strip and shower in front of him. Then she says the beating began … resulting in 18 broken bones around her eyes, a broken nose, missing teeth, a fractured rib and ruptured liver.
Mack says War Machine also “sawed much of my hair off with [a] dull knife.”
She says he threatened to rape her but was unable to perform.
Mack says she ran out of the house naked, begging neighbors to help her. One did and took her to the hospital, where she remains.
Mack said he has beat her up before, but never this badly.
I would also like to thank @DrToscanoDDS for offering his services in fixing my teeth. I appreciate your support for all victims of abuse.
— Christy Mack (@ChristyMack) August 13, 2014
4. He Starred in a Reality Show
Thomas was a co-star on the reality VH1 show ‘Megan Wants To Marry A Millionaire’ in 2009 after making $5 million in his successful web design business venture.
The show made it through 4 episodes before his co-star, Ryan Jenkins was interrogated for the murder of his wife after chopping up her body which he threw into a suitcase and left in a dumpster. Jenkins committed suicide after a little while after the investigation and after the show was cancelled.
5. War Machine Hasn’t Been Caught Yet
War Machine has been on the run since the assault that took place on Friday, August 8.
Along with a $10,000 reward for his capture, Koppenhaver has warrants out for strangulation, two counts of felony batteries, two counts of domestic violence (with great bodily injury), felony assault with a deadly weapon, felony coercion with the threat of force, and a misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.
Dog the Bounty Hunter is also out looking to track down the dangerous criminal that is War Machine and tweeted:
#CMTDogAndBeth War Machine YOU HAVE 6 HOURS LEFT !!SEE YOU SOON !!
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) August 12, 2014