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Jerry Lawler and fiancée ordered to ‘stay away from each other’

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Following their arrest on domestic assault charges last Thursday evening, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler and his fiancée were arraigned in a Shelby County (Tennessee) court today (June 20).

Both Lawler, 66, and Lauryn McBride, 27, were released on bail. Judge William Turner separately issued rules to both parties for expected conduct between now and their next court date on July 1. According to McBride’s attorney, Mark Mesler, the court’s instructions to stay away from one another are standard conditions for domestic violence cases - “No contact, no communicating, no texts, no phone calls.”

While the currently suspended WWE personality and his fiancée declined to comment to the media at the arraignment, court documents verify the reports from last week where McBride claimed Lawler struck her, pushed her up against a stove and told her to “go ahead and kill yourself” with an unloaded gun he offered her, while he says he was only trying to stop her from leaving because she was too drunk to drive resulting in her assaulting him, getting the weapon and threatening suicide.

The only new detail, based on reports from the Memphis Commercial Appeal (whose reporting is the basis for this entire post), is that Lawler says the couple argued because he believed she was lying about where she had spent the evening while he was working a local independent wrestling show.

Lawler’s WWE suspension remains in effect as long as the case is pending per their policy on domestic violence.

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