Ric Flair’s former agent says she’s filed a defamation lawsuit against “The Nature Boy” over claims he made about her in a recent video.
Legacy Talent and Entertainment, LLC and Melinda Zanoni released a statement saying:
Today we have taken the first step and filed a Civil Lawsuit against Richard M. Fliehr a/k/a as Ric Flair and certain unnamed (for now) defendants for defamation per se and look forward to proving the falsity of every wrongful allegation contained in his video that was posted on YouTube on June 3, 2019. Ric Flair having taken down the video is not enough.
We will vigorously use the court system to protect our good names and reputations, and obtain damages due to Ric Flair’s defamatory comments contained in the video. We intend to amend the lawsuit to include all involved parties and hold all involved accountable.
We completely stand behind our client’s well known reputation for truthfulness, professionalism, honor, and integrity.
As we previously reported … Ric claimed Zanoni had embezzled money from him and accused her of sending a threatening phone call to his wife, among other things.
“20 years friendship, 10 years my agent. Not a text, you didn’t drive down to the hospital. You just didn’t give a sh*t. And you assumed I was gonna die, like a lot of people did. And you just grabbed all the money you could run with,” he stated in the footage.
The video was removed from YouTube days later.