It’s safe to say that this has been a long week for the Two Time Hall Of Famer Ric Flair and it’s only Tuesday. After last Thursday’s episode of Dark Side Of The Ring is when all the trouble was stirred up. Many Allegations were made in regards to The sixteen-time WWE world champion.
Last night Ric Flair took to social media and finally released a statement.
Per Ric Fair:
Every person that I’ve worked with, from my lawyer to my publicist to my wife has said not to post a response; but I’ve never run from past behaviors before and I’m not going to start now.
I want to clarify a few things, About four years ago, I gave ESPN full access to my life for a “30 for 30″ special. They covered taxes, financial issues, adultery, divorces, the passing of my child and drinking/partying AT LENGTH.”
Rory Kampf, desperate to matter for another 15 minutes, did an interview about it this morning. When Rory’s lips are moving, he’s typically lying, but one part of what he said was the God’s honest truth:
“I’d never heard that he had forced someone to touch his genitals,” Karpf admitted. “Everything with Ric that was construed as negative I tried to address in the 30 for 30. His drinking, his philandering, his adultery, his money problems, there’s quite a bit, but never, at least in the people that I spoke to, no one ever brought up that he would force himself on somebody.”
I allowed my personal life and the lives of my wife and children to be turned upside down for one reason: Whether it’s good or bad, even the really bad, the truth has to matter. Even in wrestling.
My issues have been well documented over my 40+ year career. The impact of drinking too much (which nearly killed me 5 years ago) has been told time and time and time again. The reason Rory (or anyone else for that matter) never heard stories of me forcing myself on ANYONE is simple: it never happened.
Flair has been feeling the heat from this latest scandal, and it has started affecting his business outside the wrestling business as it has now been reported that WWE has pulled all merchandising having to do with flair. An episode of story time on WWE Network on Peacock has been pulled, an ad campaign featuring flair has stopped airing and Flair also lost a gig at an upcoming comic con.
Fellow wrestler and friend of Flair Tommy Dreamer has also felt some repercussions after making unfavorable comments in regards to the situation on the episode.
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