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Johnny Weir said there were problems of domestic abuse in marriage

Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov are divorcing. According to Access Hollywood, March 20, 2014, one problem that the couple encountered was domestic violence.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Ice skater/TV personality Johnny Weir attends the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party on March 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Johnny admitted that Victor hit him several times in the past before witnesses. However, the last altercation had Johnny leaving a mark on Victor’s body, which Victor immediately showed to the police when they arrived. Victor filed a lawsuit against Johnny and the police arrested Johnny.

Johnny told Access Hollywood, that the fight began because Victor had been heavily drinking. He didn't like Johnny's relationship with his mother, nor did he like the fact that she was helping him to clear up some financial matters. When Victor came to bed that night, he wanted intimacy with Johnny, but Johnny refused him. Johnny contends that he was defending himself.

When they appeared in court earlier this month, Victor asked the judge to dismiss the case. The judge did.

The couple had other marital problems. Victor quit his job as a lawyer to be by Johnny’s side. However, he did not plan on Johnny having such a busy work schedule and always being on the road, or flying to another country for work.

Johnny is the breadwinner in the family and if he didn’t work, then the bills weren’t paid. He said that because he is from a middle-class family, he learned to work.

Johnny admitted, “We were fighting in such a terrible way and it did get physical on that night and it’s unfortunate that things went the way that it did because domestic violence is never the way to go. Domestic violence is never the answer and when its two men, things are different.”

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