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Ric Flair's Tight Lips May Have Gotten Wife Off

7/13/2010 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ric Flair's wife is in the clear for allegedly assaulting the wrestling legend at their home back in February -- and it might have a lot to do with the fact that Ric refused to testify against her.

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According to officials in a Charlotte, NC court, the judge tossed out an assault charge today against Jacqueline Beems -- who married Flair in November 2009 -- because the D.A. didn't have enough evidence to prosecute her.

We're told Flair -- a crucial witness for the prosecution -- took the stand to testify ... but pled the 5th.

Beems' attorney Brad Smith tells TMZ, "We are just thrilled at the outcome and all parties are looking forward to moving on."



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david    

PROBABLY THE FIRST TIME RIC HAS EVER KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT.

THEN AGAIN IF HE TESTIFIED AGAINST HER, SHE WOULD HAVE BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF THE CRUSTY OLD MAN.

I SEE HIM AT D&D IN BALLANTYNE N.C. AND HE'S A JOKE. ONCE SAW HIM HAVE TO USE MANY CREDIT CARDS BEFORE HE HAD ONE THAT WASN'T REJECTED. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.........

1499 days ago
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Crocrdoll    

I didn't get to post the first comment. Just goes to show that, "You can't be first, but you can be next!"

1499 days ago
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Ace     

Actually, he didn't plead "The 5th". The 5th Amend. protects defendants against self-incrimination in a trial. Here, he was a witness against the defendant, and instead used a privilege known as "spousal immunity" that allows a husband or wife to refuse to testify against the other in a criminal proceeding under the Federal Rules of Evidence. C'mon Harvey, I thought "You're a Lawyer!"

1499 days ago
4.

Horndog    

Who?

1499 days ago
5.

CrisDizzle    

To be da man, you have to beat the man... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

1499 days ago
6.

John    

@ACE lol I know man... TMZ is slippin...

They are doing the transformation into a full fledge gossip site.

1499 days ago
7.

Joe Blow    

Oh Natch, when will you learn? Stop getting married lol! Getting away from TNA would probably do wonders for his mental state too.

1499 days ago
8.

THIN LIZZY    

Stylin' and Profiling WHOOOOOOO!!

1499 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

1499 days ago
10.

mike    

I wonder if he did the flair flop after getting hit

1499 days ago
11.

jj    

the pic and headline got me off!!! LMAO

1499 days ago
12.

hollywood    

wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

1499 days ago
13.

C    

wow, nice headline guys. almost as good as "tired gay suc***bs to dix in 200 meters".

1499 days ago
14.

C    

also tmz, your sexy word filter sucks.

1499 days ago
15.

HARRY WONG    

flair may be the worlds biggest loser , yes even more than joey buttafuoco

1499 days ago
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