Calif. lawmakers name for elimination of UFC president

The California Legislative Girls’s Caucus is demanding that Endeavor boss Ari Emanuel fireplace UFC President Dana White for slapping his spouse on New 12 months’s Eve.

In a letter despatched this week, the state lawmakers chastised Emanuel for not taking any motion towards White — whose firm is owned by Endeavor — or calling out his alleged habits.

“Your continued silence speaks volumes. As you once wrote: ‘Silence and inaction are not an option.’ We agree — and we are urging you to take immediate action. Like you, we are people who live by our values,” wrote state Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), the chair and vice chair, respectively, of the caucus.

Beverly Hills-based Endeavor — which additionally owns the WME expertise company — acquired a majority stake within the blended martial arts firm UFC, in 2016.

Emanuel was not instantly out there for remark.

A video of White and his spouse, Anne, getting bodily with one another at nightclub in Cabo San Lucas on New 12 months’s Eve went viral. The video, first reported by TMZ, confirmed White slapping his spouse after she appeared to slap him, with pals then coming to the couple’s support and pulling them aside.

Based on TMZ, White stated he had been consuming and informed the leisure gossip web site, “You’ve heard me say for years, ‘There’s never ever an excuse for a guy to put his hands on a woman,’ and now here I am on TMZ talking about it.”

Throughout an impromptu press convention on Wednesday, White informed reporters, saying, “One thing I do want to clarify in this thing that I didn’t talk about on TMZ, because I didn’t expect it or I didn’t see it coming, is the people that are defending me. There’s never an excuse. There’s no defense for this, and people should not be defending me, no matter what. All the criticism I’ve received this week is 100% warranted.”

Nevertheless, because the incident Emanuel, who publicly took Mel Gibson to process for his anti-Semitic tirade and extra just lately wrote an op-ed within the Monetary Occasions calling on Kanye West’s enterprise companions to chop ties with the rapper within the wake of his personal anti-Semitic feedback, has remained silent concerning White.

Of their letter, the California legislators referred to as the video of White “alarming,” saying “We are allies against violence, advocates for women, and we are parents like yourself. This is why it is clear to us: we are calling for the immediate removal of Mr. White as President of the U.F.C.”

“Our caucus, which is both bicameral and bipartisan, is composed of women across the State of California who are committed to creating better lives for women and girls. We care deeply about intimate partner violence, and we have seen how partner violence affects the lives of children and families.”