Frank Trigg addresses TheDirty allegations

by Mike Chiappetta | source:

There were rumors last week that Frank Trigg was let go as a commentator by HDNet because, among other allegations, he was found guilty of domestic violence in an October incident involving his then wife, who is in divorce proceedings with.

Trigg appeared on The MMA Hour on Monday, and while a gag order surrounding the pending divorce precluded replying to some questions, he none the less forcefully contested the account, and acknowledged that the furor surrounding it was indeed the cause for his severance.

"I’ve never been arrested," Trigg said. "I’ve never been picked up, I’ve never been convicted of anything ever in my life other than a speeding ticket. That’s the only thing I’ve ever been convicted of. That’s it. So I don’t know where this other stuff is coming from. I have no idea what’s going on, but I’ve never been charged with any crime ever in my life, ever, other than speeding and maybe a couple illegal parkings. "

"There is a court order. We're not allowed to talk about each other publicly and she obviously breached it."

"(HDNet and co) were very nervous because of the affiliation that someone with a vendetta could make public statements about me that were untrue and inflammatory. There’s nothing I could do about it, because once it’s on the internet, it’s on the internet. They couldn’t take the chance with a loose cannon being out there, and that’s exactly what happened. That’s 100 percent what happened.

"You can’t fault HDNet for trying to save their company and trying to expand their network and what they’re trying to do with their network by letting me go. They were scared of what was going to happen, and it happened."

Trigg is currently without a job or immediate prospects.

"I can say I want to do it all day long, but if you don’t hire me for three years, then I’m going to go be a waiter. If I sit around and wait a month, and I kind of put things together and then get a couple jobs, then I’m back in the game. So I have no idea. I can’t answer that, it’s out of my control."

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Melissa Ingram, a representative of Media Partners, Trigg's PR company, just released a statement provided by Frank Trigg's camp that is if anything even more adamant in its denial than was the interview.

"First and foremost, we would like to make it very clear that the reports are completely false. Although Frank would like to personally address every detail of what has been said, a court order prevents both Frank (and his ex-wife) from talking about their pending divorce in this light.  Despite what appears to be an obvious breach by his ex-wife, Frank will continue to abide by the order instituted.

"More importantly, Frank has three young children whose interests are paramount to any form of this he-said she-said trial by public opinion. He asks that the public please respect his privacy and that of his children as they transition into their lives post-divorce.

"Frank would also like to thank his fans, friends and family for their support during this extremely difficult time. Thank you!"


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Bootsy Collins site profile image  

4/19/12 5:33 AM by Bootsy Collins

Joking aside isn't his real first name actually Dewey?

The Mammoth site profile image  

4/19/12 4:38 AM by The Mammoth

 Well OBVIOUSLY you're not going to find public records for 'Frank Trigg'. Idiots. You need to search under his real name which is Twinkle Toes.

CindyO site profile image  

4/19/12 2:21 AM by CindyO

 I don't think so. But if he's smart, he won't. Who on earth does he owe an explanation to that isn't already involved? Look what happened to Randy when he disclosed his personal business to people when it was really none of their business=) Trigg's nasty thoughts about his ex don't need to be put into words words and blasted all over cyberspace for his kids (or their friends) to read, watch or listen to one day when they Google his ass. He has taken the high road so far and, IMO, he should continue doing exactly that. Cindy

0superdave0 site profile image  

4/18/12 1:57 PM by 0superdave0

sometimes you just gotta put a bitch in a chokehold, just the way it is

12SixElbow site profile image  

4/18/12 1:29 PM by 12SixElbow

 I did some searching in Clark County (Las Vegas) I couldn't find any criminal arrests, cour dates, or convictions for Frank Trigg.  Which is ultimately what MMA "news" websites should have done in the first place. Before reporting this trash

Whambo site profile image  

4/18/12 12:15 PM by Whambo

Seems like the dirty should be sued. Didn't they say he was convicted? That's a pretty damn big error on their part.I imagine there's a lot more to this story than what Frank has revealed. According to him, HDNet essentially fired him for getting a divorce, and he's ok with it...It doesn't appear like he addressed the affair rumours?

Jason Reinhardt site profile image  

4/18/12 11:34 AM by Jason Reinhardt

D241, not sure man. i really hope Trigg gets to clear his name if hes innocent. look how the man does the right thing and takes care of his children. i know your not suppose to get praise "for doing the right thing", but so many guys run for the hils, and don't man up and ditch their kids. And yes, even fighters...sadly. And i thought about something else...if Trigg was this monster, would he really have full custody of one of his children?

Jason Reinhardt site profile image  

4/18/12 11:30 AM by Jason Reinhardt

cindy O, might know something we don't. i have seen friends of mines wives hurt themselves trying to lie saying their husbands did it. (because they were so angry with them. some women are crazier than a shit house rat, but then again so are some guys.

D241 site profile image  

4/18/12 3:47 AM by D241

 Reading what you wrote something stands out. If she didn't go to the police, what are the chances that she took pics and accidentally leaked them? Wouldn't the fear of not going to the police be applicable here?