Daffney’s almost 2 year legal battle against TNA has been settled out of court. The legal battle stems from serious injuries she sustained while working for the company, such as the ones she endured during 2009’s Bound For Glory PPV.
Court documents claim that Daffney’s medical bills exceeded $26,000, but TNA initially only offered to pay $600. The bill was eventually settled by TNA over a year later, but for less than the original $26,000. It is alleged that TNA’s attorney in Texas urged the company to delay the payment in order to settle for a smaller amount.
The settlement was reached in a mediation session, just before a hearing on the case was to take place. The hearing would have addressed whether to pursue a separate case about Daffney’s TNA employment. That dispute centered on whether she was classified as a TNA employee or an independent contractor.
Daffney posted the below message on Twitter about the lawsuit:
“I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the love and support over the past two years. I appreciate so much that you recognize the HUGE injustice that is being done to Professional Wrestlers throughout the industry. I hope my case has opened up a few blind eyes and maybe now we, the wrestlers who put our bodies on the line every time we step in the ring, are one step closer to being provided with medical coverage and all the benefits that go along with being a true employee and not an independent contractor.”
Well done Daffney, I am proud of her for taking the fight to TNA and standing up for her rights.