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Johnny Weir appears in court 'for biting husband' Victor Voronov

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  • The former figure skater, 29, appeared in court in New Jersey with husband Victor Voronov on Tuesday to ask to dismiss the charges
  • The pair put on a united front and the judge agreed to throw out the case
  • The pair married in December 2011, months after Weir officially came out
  • Weir has previously said there are 'constant fireworks' in the relationship

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 18:13 EST, 4 March 2014 | UPDATED: 19:22 EST, 4 March 2014

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Johnny Weir appeared in court today for allegedly biting his husband during a domestic dispute.

The former figure skater, whose commentary during Sochi established him as one of its biggest stars, appeared at Lyndhurst Municipal Court with husband Victor Voronov to get the case dismissed.

Voronov, a lawyer, filed a police report about a month before the Olympics claiming the 29-year-old former ice skating champion had bit him, a source told RadarOnline.

But in court on Tuesday, the pair put on a united front, with Voronov placing his hand on his husband's knee and whispering into his ear, the website reported.

Scrap: Former figure skater Johnny Weir, right, and his attorney husband Victor Voronov, left, appeared in court on Tuesday after Voronov filed a police report saying Weir bit him during a domestic dispute

Scrap: Former figure skater Johnny Weir, right, and his attorney husband Victor Voronov, left, appeared in court on Tuesday after Voronov filed a police report saying Weir bit him during a domestic dispute

Weir
Weir

Trouble in paradise? The couple, pictured on Instagram, married in 2011 after just several months of dating

Weir, dressed in an unusually somber black outfit, caught the attention of the judge, who commented 'Nice hairdo!' as he approached the bench.

The couple asked the Lyndhurst Municipal Court judge to dismiss the case, and it was granted.

Leaving the court, Weir told Radar: 'It is a private matter I do not wish to discuss.'

Police and court officials declined to reveal further details because it is a domestic dispute case.

Weir officially came out as gay in his memoir Welcome to My World in 2011, citing a recent string of gay suicides as his reason to be open about his sexuality.

On New Year's Eve that year, he married Voronov, a Georgetown Law graduate.

TV favorites: Weir and fellow skater Tara Lipinski were applauded for their colorful commentary in Sochi

TV favorites: Weir and fellow skater Tara Lipinski were applauded for their colorful commentary in Sochi

Weir
Weir

Popular: Weir scored fans with his quirky wardrobe, left, and an invitation with Lipinksi to the Oscars, right

Ahead of the nuptials, Weir told IceNetwork that Voronov, who comes from a Russian family but grew up in Atlanta, was 'kind of everything that I've ever looked for and aspired to be in a relationship with'.

He went on: 'We've known for a long time and we reconnected over the summer, and it's just been a whirlwind.

'He's wonderful. He's in the legal field, completely separate from all of my razzle dazzle. He loves watching me perform and seeing what I actually do.'

But in February, he told Access Hollywood that the relationship could be fiery.

'A marriage between two guys is different than what I imagine a marriage between a man and a woman [to be],' he said.

'I mean, we're both constantly trying to fight to wear the pants in the relationship. It's constant fireworks. It's very boom, boom, boom.'

Thrown out: The couple asked the judge at Lyndhurst Municipal Court, pictured, to dismiss the case

Thrown out: The couple asked the judge at Lyndhurst Municipal Court, pictured, to dismiss the case

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