KELLER & POWELL FLAGSHIP (12/5)
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WWE announcer Jerry Lawler and his fiancee, Lauryn McBride, appeared in Memphis court on Monday morning to follow up on their domestic violence arrest late Thursday/early Friday.
The result was Judge William Turner setting bond conditions that they “stay away from each other,” reports the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper.
Both Lawler and McBride were joined by their attorneys at the hearing, where the judge met with each separately to address the situation.
“Those are standard bail conditions in a domestic violence case,” said McBride’s attorney Mark Mesler. “No contact, no communicating, no texts, no phone calls.”
Therefore, the charges against both Lawler and McBride were not officially dismissed, as Lawler hoped for. The next court hearing is July 1, according to the newspaper.
Lawler is currently “suspended indefinitely” by WWE. It remains to be seen if a lack of clear resolution to the legal matter affects Lawler’s standing with the company before July 1. Lawler was on the Smackdown announce team, and WWE tapes Smackdown Tuesday in Arizona.
Lawler downplayed the domestic violence incident in a Memphis radio interview on Saturday, saying he believes it was a private, heated argument that turned public when Lauryn, intoxicated, called 911 and hung up. Lawler claimed that no one was hurt or injured despite police reporting that each party got physical with the other.