Yesterday, we reported that Dog the Bounty Hunter had joined the fray to find War Machine, the man who beat and sexually assaulted his former girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mack. Since then, Dog has done nothing but retweet (which is v. important), while Mack's fellow adult film performers have gotten together to help raise money for her.
It's no secret that Mack's medical expenses are likely to be huge considering all of the trauma that War Machine put her body and mind through. Porn star Kendall Karson is leading the charge to raise $100,000 for Christy's bills and the fundraiser is already halfway to reaching its goal. Karson released the following statement about the fundraiser:
Christy Mack, model, pornstar, daughter, sister and sweetheart, loved by many, was viciously and brutally attacked and beaten (allegedly) by ex-boyfriend "War Machine" aka Jon Koppenhaver on Friday August 8, 2014. It's a miracle she is still alive after the injuries sustained. She is currently being hospitalized for 18 broken bones around her eyes, a broken nose in 2 places, several missing and broken teeth, a fractured rib, a ruptured liver, injured leg and swelling. You can find Christy's courageous account of the horrific assault on her Twitter page at http://www.twitter.com/ChristyMack
"War Machine" is currently on the run and there is a $20,000 reward being offered for any information that leads to his arrest. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or 911.
There is NEVER any situation or excuse that justifies violence against a woman!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Christy as you recover. Stay strong.
With my love, support and respect,
Here's a promotional photo:
Of course, the argument can be made that Karson, like Dog, is just using this as a publicity stunt (her Twitter is included on the fundraiser flyer, after all), but this feels much more personal than Dog's tweeted and retweeted threats at a silent War Machine. Karson, like Mack, is part of the adult industry and if they're not friends, they at least have something in common. And Karson's actively doing something to help Mack get back on her feet.
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