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Documentary 'To Russia With Love' Looks at LGBT Rights In Russia In The Lead Up To Sochi Olympics: VIDEO

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To Russia With Love, a new documentary from EPIX narrated by Jane Lynch, takes a closer look at what life is like for LGBT people in Russia and at the convergence of sports, human rights and activism that took place during the Sochi Olympics earlier this year. As the film's synopsis notes, "LGBT athletes and activists [had to] choose whether to risk their own safety by speaking out against Russia's anti-gay laws." The doc follows out figure skater and commentator Johnny Weir and official US Olympic delegate Billie Jean King as they come to Sochi and meet a 17-year-old gay Russian named Vlad who details the tragic truths of the hardships faced by LGBT people in one of the world's most virulently anti-gay nations. The film also features Jason Collins, Stephen Fry, Greg Louganis, Blake Skjellerup and Mark Tewksbury.

Watch young Vlad talk about his experience of Russia's hatred for the LGBT community, along with his meeting Weir and King along with a trailer for the documentary, AFTER THE JUMP...

The documentary will debut on EPIX on October 29 at 8 PM. 

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Victor Voronov Speaks Out About Being 'Betrayed, Heartbroken, Shocked' by Johnny Weir: VIDEO

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Calling what Johnny Weir did to him "unforgivable" and "morally reprehensible", Weir's husband Victor Voronov tells Inside Edition that he feels "betrayed, heartbroken, shocked," and "empowered" by his split from the figure skater.

Despite all that he says he still loves the "conniving" Weir. Voronov says he misses watching Shameless and Glee like they did before the Olympics.

"I was blinded by fear. Love and fear go hand in hand. I'm afraid of being alone. I'm codependent...I can't have a relationship with a woman again because now I'm openly gay. And I can't have a relationship with a man because I'm uncomfortable with my sexuality still."

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Lady Gaga Popped Johnny Weir's Interview Cherry: VIDEO

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Amidst his messy divorce, Johnny Weir found time to explore a new gig on Access Hollywood and interview Lady Gaga ahead of the premiere of her video for "G.U.Y." Saturday night on Dateline.

Watch the Weir-Gaga exchange, AFTER THE JUMP...

Meanwhile, Weir's divorce is playing out in public via leaks to TMZ.

Among the disclosures are a note from Weir to Voronov begging him to leave the Birkin bags, Celine bags and Chanel bags alone. An alleged bite mark photo. A struggle over the couple's dog. And a photo of Weir's shoe closet.

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Johnny Weir Spills About Marriage Split; Voronov Blindsided by Divorce

Johnny Weir talked to Access Hollywood's Billy Bush yesterday about his split from husband of three years Victor Voronov.

2_weirWeir, who appeared recently with Voronov in a New Jersey court to clear up a domestic violence incident which involved a charge that Weir bit his husband, told Bush that Voronov was resentful of his work schedule and said that on top of that he has also been supporting Voronov financially.

Basically, he has been shouldering many of the burdens in the relationship and that has made him super sad:

“I’ve been having a tough time at home for a long time now and it’s something that I’ve kept from the public. I was losing myself by being married to my husband. I was losing my objectives in life. I was very isolated from the world."

Voronov's rep told Access Hollywood that he gave up working at Weir's request:

“Victor was a highly-educated person, a lawyer and willfully gave up his career at the request of Johnny to devote himself to Johnny as a traditional spouse often does.”

With regard to the biting incident, Weir told Bush that it was self defense:

“The night in question, my husband was very drunk and was yelling at me about my relationship with my mother and my mother was assisting me in cleaning up some financial messiness that had happened and he was uncomfortable with that and had voiced it very clearly. So, we had a fight and then I went to sleep because I had to work the next day and he came in – very not himself – and asked me to lay with him in the biblical sense, and when I refused, the altercation between us started. I was defending myself and it’s unfortunate that there was a mark left on his body because as soon the police came to our home the first thing he did was show this mark, so I knew then he didn’t really care that much and all he is out to do is hurt me.”

Weir adds that he is not worried that Voronov has naked photo of him that he could publish because "I look flawless."

Meanwhile, Voronov tweeted yesterday that he was blindsided by the divorce filing:

"Shocked by the abrupt ending of my marriage and am dealing with the trauma including multiple things I am just now becoming aware of...Yes. I'd like to confirm, It's true: I am only now finding out that my husband @johnnygweir filed for divorce from me months ago."


Johnny Weir Splits with Husband Victor Voronov

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Johnny Weir has split with his husband Victor Voronov, he announced via Twitter:

"It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well...No matter what, I am a cheerleader of love and partnership and creation. I am sad yet I am thankful that I was loved and that I could love."

In early March, Weir and Voronov appeared in a New Jersey court to clear up domestic violence charges after Voronov filed a police report in which he alleged the three-time U.S. national figure skating champion had bitten him.


Johnny Weir Appears in Court on Domestic Biting Charge

Figure skater Johnny Weir-Voronov and his husband Victor Weir-Voronov appeared in a New Jersey court on Tuesday to resolve a domestic violence complaint, Radar Online reports:

Weir_voronovAbout a month before the games in Russia, Weir’s husband, Victor Voronov, filed a police report in which he alleged the three-time U.S. national champion of biting him, a source revealed.

Despite the allegations, the couple appeared to have worked out their differences: Radar was in a Lyndhurst, New Jersey, courtroom on Tuesday morning, where the pair put on a united front and requested the Lyndhurst Municipal Court judge to dismiss the case.

Sitting next to each other, Voronov put his hand on Weir’s knee and whispered into his ear before the case begun.

When Weir approached the bench in an unusually subdued black ensemble, the judge took note of Weir’s impeccable style and apparent celebrity status, remarking: “Nice hairdo!”

The judge then reportedly asked the "victim" to approach the bench where a request to dismiss the case was granted.

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