I was just about to post this. As far as Richard Simmons' fighting, I don't think anyone would be suprised to read that he chooses to slap. My guess is that he couldn't get close enough to bite or scratch.
- if he confronts her again publicly, pressures on her may be such that she can't give him an honest answer. Stephanie=correct. I still say he should just ask her everything he wants to know, but do it when no one's around.