Ric Flair is drawing some mainstream attention for claiming last week on the Ric Flair Show that he slept with actress Halle Berry after she divorced former Major League Baseball player David Justice. Berry and Justice got divorced in June 1997 and were residing in Georgia at the time; Justice was playing for the Atlanta Braves.
“She was in Atlanta and just got divorced from David Justice,” Flair said after claiming he had slept with “several dozen” stars.
When asked by co-host Conrad Thompson if he was making the story up, Flair replied, “Would I have to make up a lie?”
TMZ reached out to Berry’s rep, who shut down the wrestling legend’s story as bogus.
A source close to Berry added, “There is NO truth to this! Halle has literally never even heard of him let alone met him!!!”
TMZ was also told that Berry is “deeply offended” by Flair.
“A man doesn’t get to sexualize and lie about a woman he’s never met to better himself of his name,” a source close to Berry added. “It’s offensive, demeaning and beyond misogynistic.”
So, naturally, trying to get to the bottom of all of this, TMZ caught up with Flair at an airport and asked him what he thought of Berry’s denial.
As usual, he played it pretty cool, refusing to elaborate and get into a war of words, “The Nature Boy” just said that she was a “great actress and a very nice woman.”