WWE’s Jerry Lawler Arrested With Girlfriend Over Domestic Violence Charges

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Longtime WWE color commentator Jerry Lawler was arrested early Friday morning with his girlfriend Lauryn McBride over domestic violence charges at Lawler’s Memphis home, according to Deadspin.

Here are details of the incident, per WREG:

McBride claims Lawler struck her in the head and pushed her against a stove while Lawler claims McBride scratched him in the face, threw a candle at him and kicked him in the groin.

McBride also alleged that Lawler got an unloaded pistol, put it on the kitchen counter and told her to kill herself.

Lawler says McBride was intoxicated and claims McBride is the one who brought the pistol into the kitchen.

Both parties were charged with domestic assault causing bodily harm and are due in a Shelby County court on June 20.

The WWE was swift in responding to Lawler’s arrest, suspending him indefinitely and releasing this statement, per WrestleZone:

Jerry Lawler was arrested at his home Friday morning by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Memphis, Tenn.

According to a police report, Lawler and his girlfriend, Lauryn McBride, were taken into custody and booked on alleged charges of domestic assault—bodily harm, a misdemeanor.

WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Jerry Lawler has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.

More details are sure to come.

[H/T Deadspin]

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