Ric Flair’s former talent agency filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday. The lawsuit comes after Ric Flair took to his official YouTube Channel and claimed Melinda Morris Zanoni embezzled money from him. Legacy Talent & Entertainment, LLC issued a statement to Wrestling Inc. in response to the video Ric Flair posted on June 3rd. Ric Flair deleted the video shortly after it was posted. In the original video, Ric Flair claimed Melinda Morris Zanoni stole and embezzled money from him. He also claimed that she called his wife Wendy “on an anonymous line” and threatened her.
You can check out the official statement below:
Statement on behalf of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, LLC and Melinda Zanoni: 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.