Ric Aptitude has denied the allegations up to now (Image: WWE)
Wrestler Tommy Dreamer has performed down a sexual assault allegation made towards Ric Aptitude following the notorious Aircraft Experience From Hell in 2002.
The personal flight again to the US from WWE’s European Tour is a darkish spot on wrestling historical past, with the wrestlers on board given an open bar with the airplane grounded for seven hours attributable to climate circumstances in Connecticut.
Talking on this week’s episode of Darkish Aspect of the Ring, flight attendant Heidi Doyle alleged that Aptitude uncovered himself to her and made her contact his penis.
She claimed: ‘I was in the galley… Ric Flair was naked in a cape only, and then he decided to come back to the galley to get a coke and then he wouldn’t go away the galley. He had me up towards the again door, and I couldn’t transfer.
‘I couldn’t get away from him… I couldn’t… I couldn’t transfer. He was spinning round his penis and he needed me to the touch it. He took my hand and put it on him.’
Producers famous within the episode that Aptitude has denied the allegations up to now, and a settlement was reached on the time between Doyle and WWE.
Dreamer now works for IMPACT Wrestling (Image: IMPACT Wrestling)
Tommy Dreamer – who had joined WWE from ECW on the time and now works for IMPACT Wrestling – appeared within the episode and appeared to make gentle of the incident.
‘He could move his hips, twirl it and so his well-endowed penis spins around like a helicopter. So, hey, he’s the Nature Boy for a motive, he’s bought a hammer on him,’ he stated, referencing Aptitude’s nickname.
He added: ‘Ric Flair’s not going to attempt to impose by power any sexual stuff onto anyone. He’s simply flaunting, styling and profiling, doing the Ric Aptitude stuff the place all people’s going to chuckle about it. However clearly, somebody took offence to it.’
The flight noticed lots of allegedly drunken behaviour together with a wrestling scrap between Brock Lesnar and Curt Hennig close to the emergency door, whereas Scott Corridor allegedly tried to lick Doyle, who famous within the episode she didn’t assume Aptitude was going to rape her.
Jim Ross – who was head of expertise relations on the time – was requested why Aptitude wasn’t punished, whereas Hennig and Corridor have been each fired.
Aptitude requested his WWE launch final month to pursue different enterprise ventures (Image: WWE)
‘Good question,’ he responded after a prolonged pause. ‘I guess, for lack of a better term, he was a made man… He got a pass. Was it the right thing to do? I dunno. You’re listening to it, of us, you determined. He bought a move.’
Heid was provided a settlement, which her husband urged her to take as he didn’t need the story to be made public, and he or she has now steered cash can silence a sufferer.
Dreamer added: ‘If that’s how she felt, perhaps she ought to haven’t taken a payout and went to the fullest prolong of the regulation to then really put this heinous particular person in jail. My opinion.’
In the meantime, Aptitude lately commented on the episode of Darkish Aspect of the Ring earlier than it was broadcast throughout an look on Renee Paquette’s Oral Periods podcast.
He stated: ‘God, I’ve heard about it too. Simply when issues are going good for me. Hear, you [Renee Paquette] put me in your podcast after.
‘We’ll see the way it performs out, as a result of I used to be there and I don’t care whose title I gotta drop if the warmth falls on me. I do know who was the place and what and who and what passed off. I do know the entire story.
Metro.co.uk has contacted representatives for Ric Aptitude and Tommy Dreamer for remark.
*Season 3 of Darkish Aspect of the Ring is airing now on Vice TV.
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