After WWE legal council Jerry McDevitt's statements in regards to Martha Hart's recent comments on Owen Hart's death, Martha has come out with a counter statement.
In a written statement that was sent to The Daily Beast, Martha admonished McDevitt's comments saying that Martha "wanted to used it as a vehicle to beat up a business that she didn't like that her husband was in" after Owen's tragic death at the Over The Edge pay-per-view back in 1999.
Martha's new statement said she wanted to get to the bottom of what happened that night and that she was insulted by McDevitt's insinuation that she did not care that much about the death of her late husband.
“In response to Jerry McDevitt's recent comments I want to make it very clear, if there was one person on this planet who wanted to get to the bottom of what happened to my husband Owen it was me! The defense on the other hand was doing everything in their power to muddy the waters (as they try to continue to do) in an effort to detract from the case because they didn't have one. I read every single affidavit taken, sat through endless face-to-face depositions, and spent over a year of my life dissecting every solitary fact of this case. To insinuate for one second that I of all people did not care about the truth behind Owen's death, but instead was more interested in a ridiculous vendetta against the wrestling business, is beyond the pale," Martha said.
"Jerry McDevitt's comments are absolutely absurd, reckless, and pathetic. I am not surprised that the WWE would trot out Mr. McDevitt to do damage control. After all, the events surrounding Owen's death and the aftermath that followed are extremely disturbing and do not reflect well on their company. Not to mention that Linda McMahon was the acting CEO of the WWF (now WWE) at the time of Owen's death, which does not bode well for them either, especially given her ties to President Donald Trump and his administration. At the end of the day truth has always been my defense and for anyone who seeks it regarding this case and the events surrounding Owen's death I suggest they read my book. It is all in there.”
The comments come shortly before the second season finale of Dark Side Of The Ring, which focuses on Owen's death and his final days. The special will air tonight on VICE TV at 10 p.m. ET.