Brooke Hogan sorry for accusing Hulk of spousal abuse in affadvit
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/24/2008
Brooke Hogan claims she was a pawn in her parents' divorce proceedings when she lied for mom Linda about spousal abuse by Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea.
Brooke has issued an apology for signing a legal affidavit accusing her father of verbally and physically abusing Linda during their marriage, Peoplereported Thursday.
"I did it under significant pressure from my mother. It was only after I learned all the facts that I realized I made a big mistake in signing it," Brooke told People in a statement.
"Using kids as pawns in a divorce is awful. Every day my mother resorts to this kind of behavior makes it that much harder for us to ever have a relationship again."
Despite admitting to signing the affidavit, Brooke's rep said she eventually regretted the decision and asked that it not be filed in court. While a rep for Hulk declined comment, his attorney told People no such document has been filed.
"Brooke Bollea is distressed at the latest efforts by mother Linda to fracture the family," Brooke's rep told People.
"This time they let leak out an old document that Brooke signed filled with exaggerations and fabrications about father Terry's behavior during the marriage. The months-old document was signed by Brooke at a time when she was upset with her father."