Ric Flair faces arrest warrant
Ric Flair is 64 years old . .. old enough to collect social security — but not too young to kick butt in the wrestling ring and party like a Heisman winner.
According to The Charlotte Observer, the many-time pro wrestling champ is now the subject of an arrest warrant in North Carolina after falling a reported $32,000 behind in spousal support.
Flair was ordered to pay $4,000 a month to Jacqueline Beems, who filed for a legal separation last summer. Despite two court orders, Flair owes $32,352.51, according to court documents obtained by the paper and Brad Smith, Beems’ attorney.
For what it's worth, Flair's fans have his back — and think he could give the police trouble if they come for him.
Ric Flair wont go to jail, he will put the cop in a figure four leg lock and then hop in a limo and ride off— Adam (@adamdonelson) July 18, 2013
There's a warrant out for Ric Flair's arrest? GL authorities. Guarantee that dude still has one mean figurefour leglock. Woo!!!” @AChirch22— Chris Chirichiello (@DONCHERRIES) July 18, 2013
But not everybody thinks he'll be that difficult to nab.
Flair strutting in style in the ring in 2002 (Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images)
Flair says he isn't avoiding payment, but rather his ex is being quite unsympathetic.
“The reason I didn’t pay my ex-wife the 32 grand is because my son died and I was in the hospital for a month,” Flair said. “I was in the hospital for a month with a blood clot. I didn’t go to work for three months.”
Smith told the Observer his client doesn’t know where her estranged husband is. He also said recent accusations that Beems made harassing phone calls to Flair’s new girlfriend are “unfounded and outlandish.”
On Tuesday, Beems turned herself in to authorities and was charged with making a harassing phone call, a misdemeanor. She’s accused of making a series of phone calls to Wendy Barlow Kidder, Flair’s girlfriend, according to Smith. Beems was released on a $500 unsecured bond.
Flair and Beems were married in November 2009 and separated in June 2012, when Beems accused her husband of committing “acts of marital misconduct.”
“Husband has had numerous intimate relationships with other women during the parties’ marriage to the embarrassment and humiliation of wife,” the complaint alleged.
Flair has denied the allegations.