10/4/2016 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Nature Boy started a firestorm on the web this week when he proudly declared on the “Ric Flair Show” that he hooked up with Halle in Atlanta … right after she divorced David Justice.
We reached out to Halle’s camp for comment — and they strongly shut down Flair’s story as bogus.
Sources close to Halle expanded … telling us, “There is NO truth to this! Halle has literally never even heard of him let alone met him!!!”
We’re told Halle is deeply offended by Flair. One source put it this way … “A man doesn’t get to sexualize and lie about a woman he’s never met to better himself of his name. It’s offensive, demeaning and beyond misogynistic.”