UFC president Dana White was recently named in a lawsuit by another Las Vegas businessman in a $200,000 (£163k) sex-tape extortion scandal.
According to a recently published report by Las Vegas Review Journal, UFC president Dana White has been sued by Ernesto Joshua Ramos, a Las Vegas businessman who served a 366-day prison sentence for allegedly trying to previously extort money from Dana White.
Ramos, 42, is a real estate agent and a personal trainer in the Las Vegas area. He served time in prison after allegedly trying to exort $200,000 (£163k) from UFC president Dana White in exchange for not revealing his name in a separate lawsuit back in 2016.
Initially, White’s lawyer allegedly attempted to strike a separate deal with Ramos to ensure that he would not disclose White’s name after he got out of prison. Now, Ramos has sued White for breaking that deal and not paying him $450,000 (£366k) in return for not revealing White’s name once the criminal case had closed.
The initial lawsuit in 2016 came about after Dana White had allegedly been seeing a dancer from one of Spearmint Rhino stripclubs. According to the lawsuit, White, who was married at the time, had been seeing the dancer for months and paying her large sums of money to dance for him.
White at the time was working on a UFC event in Brazil. According to the lawsuit, the dancer, who also happened to be Ramos’ girlfriend, videoed herself and White having sex without White’s knowledge or consent in their hotel room, on her mobile phone.
Ramos was later arrested by FBI agents in Las Vegas in January 2015 and charged with attempting to extort $200,000 (£163k) from White.
FBI agents had video evidence of the exchange of the money between him and Ramos during a late-night meeting at White’s office, the government alleged. Ramos later pleaded guilty to the charges and was sent to prison, where he served a 366 day sentence.
Ramos’ defence attorney Ian Christopherson, claims that White and his lawyers offered Ramos money during the criminal case to convince him to plead guilty. The lawsuit says that they did not come through with any cash after he pleaded guilty in court to the crime.
“The actions of White were fraudulent, oppressive and designed to encourage Ramos to plead guilty so he could negotiate a substantial settlement, which would prevent the disclosure of his actions at trial for the personal benefit of White and his related businesses and interest,” Ramos’ lawyer claims.
UFC president Dana White is now being sued for $10 million (£8.1 million). He has not yet had the chance to respond to these allegations in court, but he had the following to say about the case:
“I just found out that a b———- lawsuit was filed against me yesterday. This guy went to federal prison for trying to extort me over five years ago. Now he’s hired a lawyer who is also a convicted felon, and he’s trying to extort me again for $10 million. He got no money from me last time and he won’t be getting any money from me this time. I look forward to the court dismissing this quickly so I can get rid of these scumbags forever.”
White’s lawyer, Don Campbell, has not issued a statement on the case at this time.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 5th April, 2020.