Ric Flair has issued a lengthy statement regarding the allegations made against him in the recent episode of Dark Side Of The Ring.
The episode focused on ‘The Plane Ride From Hell’, and a stewardess from the flight made allegations of sexual harassment against ‘The Nature Boy’.
It was May 2002 on a flight from the UK back to the US after a European tour where the chaos took place. In the aftermath Scott Hall and Curt Hennig were released from the company, whilst many others were either fined or ended up embroiled in lawsuits.
Posting on social media, Flair said he wanted to clarify a few things even though he had been advised against making an official statement. He made reference to other documentaries throughout his career and the fact that no similar allegations were made.
Flair also closes his message by saying that the reason the allegations had not been made elsewhere is because it “never happened”.
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) September 21, 2021
A follow-up to this was then sent to Wrestling Inc.
To clarify, the “helicopter” as it was called, is accurate. I wish I could blame it on youth, but it was a case of drinking too much and being inappropriate and I apologize for that (and have countless times over the years).
I made some bad decisions during dark periods in my life, and it is something I’ve spent a significant part of years I was given by the doctors in 2017 trying to make right.
I condemn sexual assault in any way, shape or form. I could (and have) written books (as have others) that have covered my transgressions. I’ve made some terrible decisions, but I’ve never forced myself on anyone in any way. Period.
As a result of the episode, a Car Shield commercial featuring Flair is currently paused.
Tommy Dreamer has also issued a statement regarding the episode. He has been suspended by IMPACT Wrestling and also removed from Busted Open Radio.