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Brutus 'The Barber' Beefcake

I'm SUING Over Gay Allegations

12/12/2011 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Brutus The Barber Beefcake and Hulk Hogan
Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake is adamant he never had a gay relationship with Hulk Hogan ... despite allegations made by Hulk's ex-wife ... and now Brutus tells TMZ he's prepared to SUE.

Mr. Beefcake -- real name Ed Leslie -- tells TMZ ... Linda Hogan was flat out lying when she went on the radio back in June and said the former WWE stars engaged in homoerotic behavior outside the wrestling ring.

Hulk has already filed a defamation lawsuit against Linda -- claiming she also made up allegations that he physically abused her during their marriage.

Beefcake tells us he plans to follow Hulk's lead ... and has already instructed his attorney to draft up the lawsuit, which he claims he will file in the very near future.

Brutus tells TMZ, "I've known [Linda] for almost 40 years ... but when she starts trying to ruin our careers, it just aint fair." 

He adds, "Hulk is a tremendous person ... a great man who deserves to be happy."

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31.

HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

He will never collect in a lawsuit. Beefcake's whole schtick was about being a flaming homosexual. Besides that, 99.99% of pro wrestlers ARE homosexuals.

953 days ago
32.

hung and dashing    

'Sounds to me like someone is angling to get some of his money back post-divorce. A law suit would be the perfect "rebate" if not revenge. However, how one proves or disproves the allegations of homosexual behavior is dang tough. And even when celebs win such suits (like Liberace did in the 50s), er, its often something proven to be true later on. And "homoerotic behavior" is a wide, huge statement. It defines all of Pro Wrestling. And its mock sport which makes it safe for dads & sons and redneck men to look at other men in bulging Speedos. So, I have to side with Linda on this one. Its probably true but more importantly something nearly impossible for the Hulk to disprove in any substantial way.

953 days ago
33.

prainva    

OK, let's get this straight: Linda may have been lying, but haven't we gotten beyond the point where saying someone is gay is 'defamation?'

953 days ago
34.

DK    

"Hurt their careers"????? C'mon Man!!!!!!

953 days ago
35.

bob    

Of course being called gay is defamation if you are straight. No straight man wants to be accused of sucking d##k and f##King dudes in the a#s. Gimme a break. Thats just about as 'defaming' as you can get. Just because people pretend being gay is all well and good because nobody is allowed to have an opinion in public anymore, the majority of people are disgusted by homosexuals. Well...maybe not lesbians.

953 days ago
36.

kingofthecastle    

Brutus Beefcake has to sue Linda, she has all the money!!

953 days ago
37.

Mikey    

If these two aren't homos then the moon is made outta cheese.

953 days ago
38.

The Love Sponge    

Check out the red and yellow frills he is wearing. No! I'm not gay. The duck said "no I'm not a duck.

953 days ago
39.

The Love Sponge    

I like to listen to techno disco, work out with just a G-string on, drive a Miata and Steve Reeves (Hercules) can act. No I'm not gay.

953 days ago
40.

The Love Sponge    

OBTW Soak Up The Love Kids OOOXXX

953 days ago
41.

billybob    

These guys are oiled, tanned, juiced and they are wearing neon colored stretch leggins in red glossy over knee boots and have dyed blond-curled hair. They only act as if they were hitting each other and they would never harm a fly.

If you then can imagine that there exist homosexual cowboys doing back-breaking jobs in the wildness...

Why the hell should anybody think those wrestlers could be gay?
This is absurd!

953 days ago
42.

Don2349234    

I am trying to imagine how many Viagras it would take to get these two old timers erect. Or maybe it takes a Viagra and Steroid ****tail to get the Wrestlin' Worm movin!

953 days ago
43.

en Todo Momento!!    

yah, 'outside the wresting ring' lol...i'm glad she had to point that out to make it more clear.

953 days ago
44.

Saul    

Brutis the Baber Beefcake used to wrestle in the 80s with Bret Hart and the late Mr. Perfect i have never been a Hogan fan but his wife sucks **** and stoled all of Hogan's money and if ya think wrestling is gay tell that to Triple H and Undertaker and see if they wont whoop ur asses I myself enjoyed Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit.. Today's WWE sucks **** like Linda Hogan...

953 days ago
45.

Dru    

"Hulk is a tremendous person ... a great man who deserves to be happy."

He forgot to add, "... and has a tremendous schlong."

953 days ago
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