WWE: Judge Orders Arrest of Ric Flair Over Spousal Support Payment

Former wrestler "Nature Boy" Ric Flair was ordered arrested by a judged for failure to comply with his monthly spousal support payments.

Jul 17 2013, 5:59pm CDT | by

WWE: Judge Orders Arrest of Ric Flair Over Spousal Support Payment
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Former wrestler "Nature Boy" Ric Flair was issued an arrest warrant. 

A judge in Charlotte, N.C. ordered Flair to be arrested for allegedly failing to pay over $32,000 in spousal support, per the Charlotte Observer's Cleve R. Wootson, Jr. Flair, whose real name is Richard Fliehr, was ordered to pay $4,000 monthly to his estranged wife Jaqueline Beems to support her car payment, health insurance and legal fees. Beems filed for legal separation last summer

Court documents show Flair didn't pay a sum of $32,352.51 which is owed Beems. Wootson notes the famous ex-wrestler, who said he'll pay Breems on Wednesday, can avoid jail time if he covers the entire amount. 

Beems' attorney, Brad Smith, says Flair paying up would get him out of trouble with the law.

"He would purge himself of having to go to jail if he would pay the check, if he would pay in full the total amount he owes, up to date."

Flair's reasons for the unpaid sum were his son's death due to a toxic combination of heroin and prescription drugs and his own hospitalization. 

"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. I was in the hospital for a month with a blood clot. I didn't go to work for three months."

It also seems Beems is facing legal troubles of her own. 

Peter Gicas of E! Online writes Beems was charged on July 16 for making harassing phone calls to Flair's girlfriend, Wendy Barlow Kidder. Brees was eventually released on a $500 unsecured bond. 

Smith says claims of phone harassment can be made without an investigation under North Carolina law. 

"There doesn't have to be any police involvement. There doesn't have to be any proof."

Flair and Beems got married in November 2009. Just three months afterward, Beems was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking Flair, who said it had all been a misunderstanding and that Beems was innocent. 

 
 
 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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