The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Flair (Richard Fliehr) was held in contempt earlier this month for not paying his estranged wife more than $32,000 in spousal support.
Flair was ordered to pay $4,000 a month to his latest former wife Jacqueline Beems. The money was intended to go for her car payment, health insurance and legal fees.
The court says that Flair owns Beems $32,352.51 and he will avoid jail time if he pays her that amount.
Flair did tell the Observer that he plans on paying his ex-wife by Wednesday.
“The reason I didn’t pay my ex-wife the 32 grand is because my son died and I was in the hospital for a month,” Flair said. “I was in the hospital for a month with a blood clot. I didn’t go to work for three months.”
Beems also has some recent issues with the law as she turned herself in to authorities on Tuesday and was charged with making a harassing phone call to Flair’s current girlfriend Wendy Kidder, better known to wrestling fans as Fifi the Maid.
Beems is accused of making a series of phone calls to Kidder, Flair’s girlfriend and was charged with the misdemeanor. She was released on a $500 unsecured bond.