Ronda Rousey has been entangled in a lawsuit with her former manager, Darin Harvey, for a few years now and she’s now agreed to a settlement that’ll allow her to move on with her professional career.
Harvey had several gripes against Rousey and it seems like he’s cashed out on everyone of them.
Harvey had felt that little credit was given to him for the assist he provided to her career and that he was in ways defamed by the book.
Harvey also settled a legal matter with Rousey earlier this year where he was paid an undisclosed amount for his services to Rousey. He had argued that he had a contract to represent Rousey in fighting, acting, modeling and more. Rousey’s legal team tried to say that agreement was invalid.
The major sticking point for Harvey was his misrepresentation in Ronda’s autobiography.
“She was, in her own words, ‘destitute’ back then but I could see she had the heart of a champion and believed she could succeed with the right guidance and support,” Harvey stated in the release. “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.”
Rousey now puts one of her main distractions behind her and can focus on making her UFC comeback.