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    Ric Flair: Arrest Order Issued for Failure to Pay Spousal Support

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    Ric Flair, Jaqueline Beems
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    Ric Flair has found himself up against the ropes.

    It seems a judge in Charlotte, N.C., has issued an arrest order for the former professional wrestler for failing to pay his estranged wife more than $32,000 in spousal support, the Charlotte Observer reports.

    Flair, whose real name is Richard Fliehr, was ordered to pay $4,000 a month to Jacqueline Beems after she filed for legal separation last summer.

    However, according to court documents, Flair has failed to pay $32,352.51 following at least two court orders.

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    The documents also note that the order for arrest was issued on July 3, but Flair can avoid jail time if he pays what he owes.

    Meanwhile, Beems was charged on July 16 for making harassing phone calls to Flair's girlfriend, Wendy Barlow Kidder. Beems was subsequently released on a $500 unsecured bond, and her lawyer insists the charges are "unfounded and outlandish."

    Flair and Beems tied the knot in November 2009. Three months into their marriage, Beems was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking her husband in their North Carolina home.

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    According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, Flair had minor injuries but refused treatment from paramedics.

    Flair said in a statement at the time that the entire incident had been a misunderstanding and that his wife did nothing wrong. Beems was released from custody a few hours after her arrest.

    More recently, Flair and girlfriend Kidder appeared on an episode of ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap, with Kidder switching places with Kitty Toombs, the spouse of former pro wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.

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