Former Wrestler to File Lawsuit For Defamation

Dec 13, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Hulk Hogan and ex-wife Linda Bollea are still disputing after Linda accused the former wrestler of having a relationship with a man.

A former wrestler who was alleged by Linda Bollea, Hulk Hogan's ex-wife, of having a sexual relationship with her husband is considering filing a lawsuit for defamation.

Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake said he will follow up a lawsuit filed by Hulk Hogan recently with his own, in an effort to clear his name.

The former wrestler, whose real name is Ed Leslie, told TMZ that Linda was lying when she went on the radio in June and said that he and her husband had a relationship outside of wrestling.

"I've known [Linda] for almost 40 years - but when she starts trying to ruin our careers, it just ain't fair," Leslie said to TMZ. "Hulk is a tremendous person - a great man who deserves to be happy."

Leslie added that he has already drafted a lawsuit, which he plans to file in the very near future.

Hogan filed a lawsuit against his former wife recently also, contending defamation of character after she made it public that he allegedly physically abused her during their marriage.

This lawsuit is just the latest legal bout between the couple, after a bitter divorce that ended in Hulk Hogan paying $40,000 a month in alimony, which he has said Linda uses on drugs.