As reported earlier today, Hulk Hogan made a controversial statement in an interview with Rolling Stone, saying his messy split with wife Linda has him feeling like O.J. Simpson.
“I could have turned everything into a crime scene, like O.J., cutting everybody’s throat,” Hogan said. “You live half a mile from the 20,000-square-foot home you can’t go to anymore, you’re driving through downtown Clearwater and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife…
“I totally understand O.J. I get it.”
Hogan has since backtracked on the statement as his P.R. rep, Elizabeth Rosenthal, told E! News that he “in no way condones the O.J. situation.”
“As part of a larger conversation, he referred to it to exemplify his frustration with his own situation,” Rosenthal said in a statement released to E! News.
Linda’s rep, Gary Smith, issued a statement on her behalf, reacting to Hogan.
“Hulk’s serial cheating destroyed our marriage, our family and our future,” Linda said in a statement released today. “Sadly, his recent comments remind us that his definition of fair is much different than what the law dictates.”
“We have always maintained that the fear that Linda has had to live with comes from the rage and instability much too often associated with pro wrestlers,” Smith added.
“We have always maintained that the fear that Linda has had to live with comes from the rage and instability much too often associated with pro wrestlers,” Smith said. “Linda and her family are taking these recent homicidal comments seriously. Linda’s attorney Ray Rafool is weighting all options necessary to protect his client.”
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