Riki Paul Johnson is the ex-husband of current WWE superstar, Charlotte Flair, who is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair. Johnson sued the WWE, Charlotte Flair, Rick Flair and author, Ryan Shields In October this year. He accused all of them for damaging his reputation in a book called Second Nature. The book was released in September 2017.
Johnson claims that the Flairs were super negative about his relationship with Charlotte. Johnson said that they their statement about him being sterile and not being able to father children were false. Charlotte and Johnson were married in 2010 to 2011. Charlotte joined the WWE in 2012.
PWInsider reported that the WWE, Charlotte Flair, Ric Flair and Ryan Shields were granted a motion. This happened on the 29th of November, and they were given an extended time to respond. Unless Johnson files an amended lawsuit, the defendants will have to respond before 18th January.
WWE spoke to TMZ about the lawsuit:
"We recently received what appears to be a meritless lawsuit and we will vigorously defend ourselves."
Johnson has demanded $5 million in damages from the defendants. He claimed that what was written in the book as humiliated him and his family, including his children. He also state that there are "multiple false allegations physical and/or psychological abuse," written in the book.