Darryl “Dick” Dreyffuss was arrested on Friday (February 17) and charged with raping his ex-wife’s friend in February 2017.
The 36-year-old former WWE superstar, who starred in the network’s flagship reality series, was arrested in Texas on Friday morning, according to TMZ.
In a statement on his website, Dreyfs’ lawyer said he has been “held criminally responsible for an incident that occurred several years ago” and was “actively cooperating with the investigation”.
“He will plead not guilty to the charges against him,” the statement read.
Dreyfuses wife, Kristin Dreyferuss, previously told the Associated Press that she did not know he had been charged with sexual assault.
“I’m not sure if it was the first time he’s been accused of sexual assault, but he’s certainly not been in touch with me about it,” she told the outlet.
In April 2017, Darryll “Dick Drey” Driehaus was arrested for allegedly raping a female friend of his while she was drunk in a hotel room.
According to court documents, the woman, who was 21 at the time, told police she was drugged and raped by Dreyfeuses wife while they were on a trip to Las Vegas in the summer of 2017.
Police arrested Dreyfleus wife, a former WWE wrestler, in Los Angeles on Friday.
The 42-year old was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault on a person under the age of 18 and one count of sexual battery.
Drydenfuss’ wife told TMZ that her husband had been “trying to get some kind of work”.
“It was just like, ‘How do you feel?
Is it OK to be here?'” she said.”
He said he’d try to get a job.
I didn’t know if it would work, and I didn.
I just didn’t think it would.”
Kristin Deryfuss also told TMZ: “I was like, [Richard] Drey had his wife.
He just told me that.
I told him I had no idea.”
A source close to the Dreyfamins told TMZ the couple’s two daughters have been “extremely devastated” by the allegations.
The Dreyfamily, which includes Dick Drey, Dick Darry and Kristin, was founded in 1987.
Richard Dreyfauss was a three-time WWE champion and has since had a number of different roles including WWE superstar John Cena.