Restraining Order Issued Against Deontay Wilder for Alleged Domestic Violence

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Telli Swift, the fiancée of Deontay Wilder, was granted a temporary restraining order against the former WBC heavyweight champion after accusing him of domestic violence and mental abuse.

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According to a report from TMZ Sports, Swift applied for the motion sometime last week. A Los Angeles judge granted the request on Monday. 

The order is effective until June 25 when the couple is scheduled to appear in court. Deontay Wilder is barred from coming within 100 yards of Swift and their six-year-old daughter until the judge decides further on that matter. 

Swift claims that since 2018, three years after their relationship began, Deontay Wilder choked her “at least five times,” “nearly suffocated” her by shoving her face into a pillow, and spit on her. 

Swift: Deontay Wilder ‘Has Been Physically Abusive with Me’

The application also states that the alleged abuse extended to messages to Swift’s social and professional circle after the 48-fight veteran gained unauthorized access to her laptop. 

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She also accuses Wilder of verbal abuse, threatening to destroy her personal property, and demanding intercourse “three times a day.”

This past April, Wilder allegedly threw her out of the home they shared in Atlanta despite a recent surgery that left Swift in “a fragile state.” She relocated to their Los Angeles area residence but has since been subjected to being spied on via the home’s security system.

Swift also stated that she feared that the violence would continue when he reentered the United States after his main event last Saturday in Saudi Arabia.

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“I believe Deontay is capable of being physically violent towards me upon his return in June because he has expressed that he is furious with me since April and has been physically abusive with me in the past,” the application read.

Wilder suffered a fifth-round knockout to Zhilei Zhang at the Queensberry vs. Matchroom event in Riyadh. It was his fourth loss in his last five. As a result of the knockout, “The Bronze Bomber” was deemed ineligible for an Aug 3. fight with rising contender Jared Anderson.

As of now, Wilder has not responded to the allegations.

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