The domestic violence charge lodged against Jamahal Hill has some more clarity to it, following the release of a police report on the matter.
Hill’s arrest, news of which broke earlier this week, saw him charged with a single misdemeanor count of aggravated domestic violence. TMZ, who were first to report the light heavyweight’s legal troubles, noted the alleged victim was Hill’s brother, James Anthony Hill Jr.
A new police report, first obtained by MMA Fighting, notes that the altercation, according to James, began over money, after he and his wife cleaned the UFC fighter’s vacant Michigan home, which had been left vacant and had its electricity cut off resulting in spoiled food.
An argument then broke out about the cleaning of the house at approximately 7PM on November 27, the day Hill was arrested. According to James Anthony Hill Jr., his UFC fighter brother “took off his shirt and got in his face” before sucker-punching him and knocking him to the ground. When James got back to his feet, his wife moved between the two men, according to the report, only for Jamahal Hill to reach around her and strike the victim again.
According to that same police report, the argument spiraled when James accused Jamahal of “being disrespectful to women and abandoning his own daughter,” who he failed to text at Thanksgiving.
Jamahal Hill has maintained his innocence in light of the charges, but has not directly addressed the accusations in detail, citing his attorney’s instructions. Police note that James Anthony Hill Jr. lost a tooth in the altercation and attended hospital, and was seen to have “significant swelling.”
A witness report also corroborated the victim’s story.
“I just can’t wait for the truth to be told in court. I will wait for that day and I look forward to that day,” Hill said on his Youtube channel this past weekend. “The people who know me and know my character and truly, truly rock with me and know who I am, hold onto that and stay true to that. That’s all I’m a say on that.”
Hill, 32, vacated the UFC light heavyweight championship earlier this year due to injury. He was widely expected to be next in line to challenge new champ Alex Pereira — though it’s unclear if plans have changed. Hill is due back in court in January, with additional dates set for March, subject to change.