Johnny Weir may have been the toast of the town with Tara Lipinski at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but he isn’t the toast of the town at home. The figure skating analyst’s ex-husband, Victor Voronov, has hit him with a defamation lawsuit.
According to E! News, who obtained the official complaint, Voronov claimed that Weir falsely accused him “of attempted rape and sexual misconduct in front of over 2,500,000 viewers.” Voronov is referencing a March interview that the former figure skater gave to Access Hollywood about his marital split.
The suit also said that Weir reportedly spread “salacious lies” about his ex having herpes or “some sort of sexually transmitted disease.” Voronov believes the gossip was divulged to publicly embarrass him.
The ongoing battle has been fought on Twitter and in the media between the two men. The former couple have endured a nude photo leak, two alleged altercations, pet and property disputes and an attempt at reconciliation.
Voronov filed the lawsuit in New York on Thursday. The news certainly didn’t seem to faze Weir one bit. He was happy to share photos of his glamorous self in his Boston hotel lobby.
He captioned the picture, “Off to work. Beyond excited to perform for you Boston!”
The couple married in December 2013 and announced their split in February 2014, while Weir was covering the winter games.
Besides the defamation lawsuit, Weir is also having a big week when it comes to his professional life. He and Lipinski were promoted to the lead broadcast team for figure skating on NBC. They will replace longtime hosts Scott Hamilton and Sandra Bezic. Terry Gannon will stay on as color commentator.