WWE has announced that Jerry “The King” Lawler has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested for domestic violence.
Statement from WWE.com:
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — 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.
As reported by Eyewitness News 3 (Memphis’ WFSB.com), Jerry “The King” Lawler, 66, was arrested by Memphis P.D. after an argument with his fiancée Lauryn McBride, 27, turned violent.
Both Lawler and McBride are being considered victim and suspect, as it is unclear at this moment whom the primary aggressor was in the argument.
McBride stated that Lawler held her against the kitchen counter, hit her in the head, pushed her against the store, put a gun on the kitchen counter and told her to “go ahead and kill yourself.”
Lawler stated that the argument started when McBride lied about where she had been. He also said that she scratched his face, threw a candle at him and kicked him in the groin. As far as the gun is concerned, he stated that she was drunk and told him she knew where the gun was and threatened to kill herself.
Lawler said that the reason he held her in the kitchen was because she was trying to leave the house in a car while she was still intoxicated.