Flair called out his former agent, Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, accusing her of embezzling money from him.
In the 18-minute video, Flair said Zanoni ignored requests to renew his trademarks, letting his “Wooooo!” and “Ric Flair” trademarks to expire and they would have been lost without the help of WWE.
WWE ended up registering them for him. He also accused her of grabbing “all the money you could run with” after assuming he was going to die.
The Wrestling legend said she stole from him while he was sick. He also alleges she gave out incorrect social media information.
“Let’s just start with the fact that she stole money from me,” Flair said. “She actually embezzled money from me — it’s documented, I’ve got the records, and I’ve talked to an attorney prior to making this video.”
Flair said he hasn’t heard from Zanoni.
“Melinda, I don’t know how you live with yourself,” he said. “Twenty years friendship, 10 years my agent. Not a text, you didn’t drive down to the hospital. You just didn’t give a s—. And you assumed I was gonna die, like a lot of people did. And you just grabbed all the money you could run with.
Flair said he hopes his video gets Zanoni disbarred, noting that he spoke with an attorney before recording it. He also claims Zanoni called his wife Wendy Barlow, using a blocked number, and threatened her.
He apologized to WWE Hall of Famers Sting, Kurt Angle and Mick Foley for referring them to Zanoni. He also thanked his friends, doctors and WWE for supporting him through his recent heath issues, and noted that Zanoni didn’t visit him while he was hospitalized in Atlanta.
Flair previously parted ways with Zanoni in September 2017 after a health scare, and filed a lawsuit against the agency, claiming they embezzled $46,000 from him. That figure includes a $25,000 payment from the ESPN 30 For 30 producers that they didn’t tell him about, and a $12,000 royalty advance for a endorsement deal with Jake’s Fireworks.