As AATRH previously reported Jim Marchese had been teasing that a press release was coming to explain exactly what went down that led to his arrest for domestic violence last week at LAX. Jim was back on twitter the next day telling fans not to believe what they read and that this was all a big misunderstanding.
“Domestic violence is not a joke, and having my husband be accused of such a heinous act is not only hurtful but damaging personally, emotionally and professionally. I would never let myself be a victim of anything or anyone.”
Jim’s previous tweets claimed he and Amber were in LA filming, something she also insists. She explained that the couple was flying back to New Jersey after starting a new project on the West Coast.
Here is her version of what happened once they boarded the Virgin Airlines flight. “We were actually talking about hooking up and joining the mile high club. Some heavy PDA was involved, just the opposite of what certain people reported they saw. After that brief bit of fun between us we prepared for takeoff and I ordered a glass of white wine. I was peacefully sipping my wine and Jim was sleeping when we were asked to leave the plane.” What kind of PDA was this that someone mistook it for domestic violence; S&M?
“Confused and scared, our first thoughts were ‘Did something happen to our kids???’ No explanations or answers were given to our questions and we were immediately separated.”
“All I wanted was my husband Jim, so we could figure out what happened and how to help the authorities by answering any questions. All Jim wanted was to make sure I was OK. We asked why we were being removed from the plane. We complied with everyone involved from the flight attendant to the authorities. Through this entire stressful situation, my husband was nothing but a gentleman and never once lost his composure.”
I don’t believe that this statement cleared Jim’s name; if anything it only confused (and grossed out?) RHONJ fans even more. If Amber is in a domestic violence situation I hope she gets away from Jim for her, and her children’s sake.
Jim is headed to court on May 11, but he definitely won’t stay mum on the situation until then. AATRH will continue to keep you posted on details of this situation as they emerge.