Steve Austin and ex-girlfriend Tess Broussard were involved in yet another physical confrontation earlier this month, this time at Beverly Hills, California restaurant Il Fornaio's. This time it ended up with a trip to the emergency room, an arrest, and a lawsuit filed.
According to an article in the paid subscription area of The Los Angeles Times today, Austin and his business manager George Vrabeck had brought Broussard to California to present her with a $1.5 million check in exchange for Broussard moving on and out of Austin's life and agreeing not to pursue legal ramifications over different incidents involving the couple over the last year. It's clear that Austin wanted to keep himself out of the headlines with the agreement.
A Million and a half? What kind of psycho bitch is that?
--There was a huge article in this morning's Los Angeles Times on Steve Austin and ex-girlfriend Tess Broussard. Broussard was taken to jail on 8/4 after an incident at a Beverly Hills restaurant and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly stabbing his business manager. Austin claimed he was trying to break up with her (if you've followed this one, he's tried for months now but it keeps dragging on). She claimed she thought they were getting back together when Austin offered her a check for $1.5 million to get out of his life and not file any claims against him for a series of incidents (her March assault claim and injuries in an auto accident). Austin brought George Vrabeck, his business manger, to be a witness as Matro's in Beverly Hills. Vrabeck gave her the check. Austin claimed Broussard told her that she didn't want to break up, and according to Austin, she picked up a streak knife and tried to stab him, and Vrabeck jumped in and they fell to the floor with Vrabeck bleeding badly from a stab wound in his left arm. Vrabeck's bodyguard then handcuffed Broussard to a chair. Broussard has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Austin and claims she was lured to the restaurant for the purpose of them setting her up on a fabricated assault charge, claiming Vrabeck stabbed himself. She claimed Austin had threatened to screw her over if she didn't drop her lawsuit against him. Broussard was arrested, and released on $30,000 bail. The story also mentioned Broussard threatening to tell tabloids about him if he broke up with her. The day after the incident, Austin went to Barry Bloom and hired a crisis management p.r. team. Broussard in the story claimed Austin had a drinking problem, while Austin claimed she drank and took pills to excess. She claimed Austin forced her to take the pills. He claimed he wanted her out but she claimed he wanted her to stay. There were also quotes from a rock band guitarist who claimed he saw Broussard point a gun to Austin's head at a party at their house, and she also hit him, scratch him and throw a fit at one of their concerts.
This is really sad. I hope this doesn't happen, but I'm betting within 4 yrs, Austin is dead.
By the way, Storm's gimmick includes 1.) telling the audience to shut up, and 2.) occasionally making everyone stand for the Canadian national anthem. You know they don't know what to do with a wrestler when he's making fans stand for a national anthem. It's like waving a white flag and saying, "This guy has no personality -- we give up."
#3: I wouldn't take her word for anything because of this quote: The lawsuit asks for $10 million in damages and brings up a Texas incident from several months ago where Austin allegedly caused her permanent injury while driving drunk and hitting a tree with her as passenger. It's noted in the article that Austin claimed to be sober during the accident and that police reports of the incident back Austin's claim.
She's claiming that they staged the whole restaurant thing and Vrabeck stabbed himself?
Austin moved from San Antonio to LA to try and get away from her and when that didn't work, he offered her $1.5 million to leave him alone, and she tries to shoot and stab him.
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The other one (the one you see in the Google image search) is an Asian model.
I think they're the same girl. The Tess Broussard website actually credits Scott Riley for some of the images, and she looks kinda Asian to me in some of the shots (though she ACTUALLY looks to me as though she's had some eye work done).
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I am kinda seeing Austin's side of the story. I don't think any manager would stab himself for a client, but if he does, then I want him on my team. I just think that she is a pyscho looking for money has a nice body used it to get to Austin who has money and then when she only got part of what she wanted, she went nuts. I only half believe the story on Austin's side, because the police report states he was sober, so I give the nod to Stone Cold. Either way, Steve, just stick to the drinking and movies and stay away from the women.
Originally posted by JayJayDeanI think they're the same girl.
Yeah, I considered that. She really does look like she's had work done, and if IMDB is right, she was born at Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines. Perhaps she's half-Asian and plays up whichever look she's going for.
Vince shouldn't push the panic button yet. I think the HLA thing was thrown in to create continuity with the commitment ceremony thing going on on SD and I wouldn't be surprised if the Fed gets that 3.