In 2015, Las Vegas resident Ernesto Joshua Ramos was arrested and charged after the FBI discovered he had attempted to extort $ 200,000 from a “prominent Las Vegas businessman” appeared in a video having sex with Ramos’ girlfriend in 2014, according to a Nevada trial filed on Friday and reviewed by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Now Ramos, 42, says White has broken the end of a $ 450,000 deal between the two that barred Ramos from disclosing White’s name to the public after the criminal case was closed. (A court-ordered protection order prevented White’s name from being released during the case, the prosecution said.)
Ramos, who pleaded guilty and served a 366-day sentence in federal prison, said the woman, a Las Vegas club stripper, had seen the 50-year-old woman, married White for several months, and recorded both in acting without White’s consent.
“I just found out that a bull – a lawsuit was filed against me yesterday,” White said in a statement to the Review-Journal. “This guy went to federal prison for trying to extort me over five years ago. Now he has hired a lawyer who is also a convicted criminal, and he is still trying to extort me for $ 10 million. He did not receive money from me the last time and he will not receive money from me this time. I can’t wait for the court to quickly dismiss this so that I can get rid of these scumbags forever. “
The lawyer representing Ramos is Ian Christopherson, who was convicted in 2012 of tax evasion, according to the same media.
Ramos, who is a real estate agent and personal trainer, also claims that White’s attorneys have provided “false derogatory information” about him to the FBI in order to induce the agents to launch the extortion investigation.
The suit said that White was in Brazil for a UFC event at the time of the alleged sex tape.
Zuffa, the parent company of the UFC, was also named in the lawsuit.