Money pours in for Christy Mack's recovery, War Machine's capture


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Money pours in for Christy Mack's recovery, War Machine's capture

By Jacqui Heinrich. CREATED Aug 13, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- As the hunt for MMA fighter War Machine continues, his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack continues her recovery in a hospital room after he allegedly beat her in a Las Vegas home last Friday.

Hundreds across the world have contributed to her medical expenses which doctors said are already in the hundreds of thousands.

MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, known as War Machine, has been on the run since he allegedly beat his adult film star ex-girlfriend Christy Mack, even tweeting, "The cops will never give me fair play...still deciding what to do."

Now, it's not just the cops War Machine has to worry about. Dog the Bounty Hunter told War Machine over Twitter he has 24-hours to turn himself in or "I am coming after you." Now, his time is up.

Christy Mack tweeted photos from her hospital bed saying she has suffered 18 broken bones, missing teeth, a broken nose, and a ruptured liver, but her fan base is showing their support through donations to her medical expenses on a site started by a fellow adult film actress Kendall Karson.

With donations ranging from just $5 to $3,500, the money keeps coming in, and so does the advocacy against domestic violence.

"People are hating on her on social media saying that because she's an adult entertainer that it doesn't really matter," said adult film actress and close friend Alexis Monroe. "We're not just entertainers. We have lives, families, friends."

Dr. Nicholas Toscano, a New York celebrity dentist, offered to fix Christy Mack's smile pro bono in a gesture not only to help her but other victims of domestic violence.

"Unfortunately she's become the poster girl for what a lot of women suffer every day at the hands of abusive men," Dr. Toscano told Action News. "If just a few doctors would take cases like this every day we could change a lot of people's lives."

Dr. Toscano has yet to treat Mack but said judging from her pictures, the injuries are severe and her road to recovery will be a long one, "She needs a lot of reconstruction and it's not something that happens overnight."

People advocating for War Machine's capture have contributed to a reward fund, including the Harrison family from the TV show "Pawn Stars." The Harrison family contributed $10,000, bringing the total reward to $20,000. It's up for grabs for anyone who has information leading to an arrest.

War Machine is thought to be in the San Diego area where he resides, and San Diego Police said the case has been turned over to the U.S. Marshal's Office.

Jacqui Heinrich

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Jacqui Heinrich is currently an Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter for Action News.