Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has succumbed to make some changes to her autobiography to avoid a defamation lawsuit from her ex-manager Darin Harvey, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Harvey claimed in a statement, ” … During the four years we worked together, Ronda easily won all her amateur fights, went 8-0 as a professional, became the first woman to sign with the UFC, and landed roles in several feature films. Her book failed to acknowledge the important role I played in all of that and, in my view, defamed me in several respects.”
Yahoo! Sports’ reported that Harvey made a news release that Rousey and her book publisher Regan Arts agreed to make changes in the paperback, ebook and audiobook versions referencing him.
Rousey’s attorney, Alexander Polyachenko sent a statement to Yahoo! Sports indicating that the settlement was supposed to be confidential.
“Neither I nor Ms. Rousey can specifically comment on a settlement that is 100 percent confidential and which Mr. Harvey had no right to disclose in the first place,” said Polyachenko in the statement. “Without violating any agreements, I can say that the changes Mr. Harvey refers to are extremely minor and would not in any way alter the theme or flow of Ms. Rousey’s memoir.”
Ronda Rousey’s autobiography titled “Rousey: My Fight/Your Fight,” is a New York Times best seller.