Ric Flair’s life continues its downward spiral outside of the ring. A Mecklenburg judge in North Carolina has issued an arrest warrant for Flair over his failure to pay his estranged wife Jacqueline Beems over $32,000 in spousal support.
The marriage has been bitter and contentious for some time now, with Beems accusing Flair of infidelity and missed alimony payments. Flair countered those claims with his own, amongst them that Beems was a dangerous alcoholic who has struck him with a glass object.
Flair has a long history of not adhering to financial obligations. In 2011, Flair was charged with contempt of court for not complying with a $35,000 court settlement on his case with the wrestling action figures company Highspots Inc. He also failed to pay for $66,000 worth of equipment for a Gold’s Gym he owned. Over the course of his post-career life Flair skipped out on paying back multiple loans and regularly didn’t pay any taxes. All of those financial troubles eventually ended up nearly costing Flair his home.
Now he’s back in trouble with the law again and this time it could land him in jail.