MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The first court appearance for Jerry "The King" Lawler and his fiancée, Lauryn McBride, was quick. Both had attorneys and the judge ordered them to stay away from each other.
With a line of fans crowding the door to the courtroom, Lawler made his way inside for his first appearance in a domestic violence hearing.
McBride made a subtle entrance.
Both were arraigned on domestic assault charges after an argument last Thursday night turned physical.
Lawler maintains McBride was drunk, scratched his face, and kicked him in the groin.
McBride said he hit her, pushed her against a stove, and put an unloaded gun on the kitchen counter and told her to "go ahead and kill yourself."
Monday, the judge ordered no communication between the couple while the case is pending.
"Both of them should have bail conditions that include having no contact with each other," McBride's attorney Mark Mesler said. "They may seem unusual but those are standard bail conditions in a domestic violence case."
Lawler and his attorney chose to keep quiet.
"No comment right now," Lawler said. "Thank you."
The case has been reset to July 1.
"On that day decisions will get made about whether this case can be settled, whether it can be dropped, whether we are going settle, go to trial or a hearing," Mesler said. "It's not a mandatory day to have those decisions made but typically that day is when we start making those decisions."