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Breaking: Charges filed against strongman "The Mountain" for domestic violence

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  • Hafþór Júlíus "The Mountain" Hafþór holds the titles strongest man in Iceland, Europe's strongest man and the second strongest man in Europe. He is best known for his role as Gregor Clegane, The Mountain, in Game of Thrones. Photo/Valli.

The former fiancé of Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson has pressed charges against the strongman, better known as "The Mountain" for several incidence. Police has been called to the home of Hafþór on three seperate occasions since last December, following domestic disturbance calls from concerned neigbhours. The latest incidence took place on Thursday June 8, when Hafþór's former fiancé fled the apartment by jumping from a kitchen window, seeking shelter with neighbours.

Charges were filed earlier this week
According to the sources of the local newspaper Fréttablaðið the woman filed charges at a police station in the Reykjavík suburban municipality of Kópavogur earlier this week. The charges cover the June 8 incidence, as well as several other incidences stretching back to the time the couple first met. 

Read more: Police responds to a domestic disturbance call at the home of strongman "The Mountain"

Hafþór Júlíus
Hafþór and Asterix The argument between Hafþór and his former fiancé revolves around custody of the small pomeranian dog. Photo/Instagram

Hafþór has denied all accusations of having attacked his former fiancé or engaged in any violent behaviour, but has admitted the couple engaged in a loud arguments. The subject of the arguments between the two is the dog Asterix, a small Pomeranian which the couple shares custody over. Hafþór has accused his former fiancé of trying to deny him the right to spend time with the dog.

A history of violence
Fréttablaðið has talked to several women who have been romantically involved with Hafþór, three of whom say Hafþór could be both physically and emotionally violent. One of the women alleges that Hafþór turned violent during disagreements, beating her on more than one occasion.

On several occasions she says Hafþór grabbed her in a choke-hold, holding her until she passed out. On one occasion she had went to a hospital, where an official report was written up documenting her injuries. 

A second woman says that Hafþór had threatened her with physical violence after they broke up, and that police responded to a call following an argument after the breakup.

Hafþór says charges are slander
Hafþór has denied all these accusations, describing them as slander, but otherwise pointing to his lawyer. Hafþór's lawyer stresses that his client is not a violent man, speculating that the accusations from the three women are motivated by animosity against Hafþór. 

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