Brock Lesnar accused of exposing himself to Terri Runnels
Former UFC heavyweight titleholder, Brock Lesnar has been accused of exposing himself to former professional wrestler, Terri Runnels.
Lesnar, 42, is a former one-time UFC heavyweight champion and is currently under contract with professional wrestling organization, WWE. His most recent Octagon appearance came at the monumental UFC 200 event back in July of 2016 – where he managed a unanimous decision win over kickboxing standout, Mark Hunt. The unanimous judging was then overturned to a ‘No Contest’ after Lesnar tested positive for the banned substance, clomiphene.
The South Dakota native was issued a $250,000 fine by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and suspended for a year. Tentative talks were in place for Lesnar to challenge then heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier in a 2018 matchup, however, the bout failed to materialise with promotional president, Dana White explaining how Lesnar was “done” with MMA.
In a recent interview on the KEE on Sports podcast, former WWE manager, Runnels revealed that Lesnar had exposed himself to the 53-year-old during their time on the organization’s roster.
“I don’t have a lot of respect for Brock (Lesnar), I don’t think Brock respects wrestling fans,” Runnels said. “Brock did something that if it was in today’s day and time – you know. He showed his penis to me and called my name as I was walking past where he was in the dressing room and opened his towel so I could see his manly bits. I would have much rather him not be so disrespectful of a female that’s been in this business for as long as I have been.”
“He knew he was gonna have a lot of power – that they were gonna give him the strap (championship) but at that point, I’d been in this business a long time,” Runnels explained. “I have respect and what he did was very, very wrong. From a respect standpoint, from a sexual harassment standpoint, it was wrong.”
Lesnar initially signed with the then, World Wrestling Federation back in 2000 – and after five years with the company, began performing under various banners, before making his professional MMA debut in 2007 against Min-Soo Kim under the Dynamite!! banner.
The WWE has released an official statement addressing the allegations made against Lensar. As of writing, Lesnar is yet to address these allegations.
“Individuals are responsible for their own personal actions. WWE has zero-tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. Upon arrest for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately suspended. Upon conviction for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately terminated.“