REPORT: Dana White Named as Sex-Tape Extortion Victim
Dana White has caught a ton of flack for not canceling certain UFC events due to the coronavirus, but that is the least of his worries right now.
The UFC President has been named the victim of a $200,000 sex-tape extortion scheme that started way back in 2014 and 2015. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported his name was included in the Clark County District Court lawsuit that was filed against the UFC president by Ernesto Joshua Ramos, the man who served 366 days in jail for the crime.
The original criminal case began after an October 2014 with White and a stripper. White, who is married, had allegedly been seeing this stripper for over two years, paying her around $200,000 to dance and have sex with him in a private room.
The stripper, who was Ramos’ girlfriend and lived with him, then recorded her and White having sex on her cellphone in a hotel room without White knowing about it. Ramos tried to extort $200,000 from White, got arrested in January 2015 by FBI agents instead.
“Ramos on Friday accused White in his suit of breaking a deal in April 2016 to pay him $450,000 in return for not disclosing White’s name after the criminal case closed.
Ramos, 42, a real estate agent and personal trainer, also claims in the suit that he did not demand money from White. And he alleges White’s lawyers provided false derogatory information about him to the FBI to get agents to investigate Ramos on extortion charges.”
White released a fiery statement on Saturday:
“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.”
As part of his plea deal with the government, Ramos agreed to turn over any remaining sex tapes and confirm that no others exist.