The mother of BJ Penn’s children has filed a restraining order against the UFC Hall of Famer. He’s been accused of both sexual assault and physical abuse. This is just the beginning of what could be a long road for Penn, whether he’s guilty or not.
MMA Junkie obtained the records and first reported the news.
“Penn’s estranged partner, Shealen Uaiwa, first obtained a temporary restraining order and petition for an order of protection this past October in Hawaii Family Court, alleging the UFC Hall of Famer abused her over the course of their 10-year relationship. The order was extended after a hearing in February; it expires Oct. 8, 2021.
Uaiwa alleges Penn verbally abused and menaced her in front of their two children and her mother, threatened to kill her family, and sexually abused her, according to a written statement attached to the protective order and obtained by MMA Junkie via a public records request. She detailed several episodes of disturbing behavior over a three-year period and said they are only the most recent incidents.
Uaiwa wrote that she didn’t report Penn to authorities “because of his name, reputation, the control he has had over my life and I was scared.”
“I feel fearful for my safety and my children’s life, and for the influence he has over my children,” she wrote.”
Penn is set to fight at UFC 237 and this latest development can’t help but weigh heavy on him.