Former TNA Knockout Brooke Hogan is being sued for defamation by a woman who says the one-time TNA personality falsely accused her of participation in dogfighting. Alexis Williams’ law firm issued an announcement today that she has filed suit against Hogan, accusing her of making posts to Instagram and Twitter with the false accusations.
The announcement identifies Williams as “a medical lab employee and veteran of the United States Army who has owned and loved animals all her life.” She claims to have never met Hogan but has been “continuously subjected to death threats, both in person and over the internet, as well as ridicule, humiliation, mental anguish, and a loss in her capacity to earn a living” as a result of Hogan’s accusations.
The statement also notes that the lawsuit was filed in September of last year but had not been delivered to Hogan “due to Brooke’s intentional efforts to evade service.” Attorney Adam Sackrin noted, “We attempted to arrange service in private with Brooke’s agent and manager. Brooke responded by deleting the posts in question, and hiding in [boyfriend] Jack [Armstrong]’s house when a process server came to the door.”
Williams is seeking compensatory damages and plans to ask for punitive damages.