According to TMZ, WWE Superstar CM Punk has obtained a restraining order against his mother. Punk’s mother has allegedly hit him up for tens of thousands of dollars, threatened to commit suicide unless given money, and threatened to release embarrassing information about her son unless she was given dough. On paper, it sounds like a sad tale of a mother taking advantage of her (relatively) recently famous and successful son. Here’s a clip from the article:
Punk — real name Phillip Brooks — claims in legal docs filed in Illinois that he’s tried to break off his relationship with his mother for more than a year “due to repeated financial demands and years of abusive, harassing and threatening behavior.”
In the document, Punk says he’s made an effort to help his mom — who he claims suffers from bipolar disorder — giving her more than $100,000. But Punk says her “abusive/threatening behavior” escalated when he cut her off.
For the last five years, Punk has been one of the top stars in the WWE. His fame and bank account have skyrocketed. Naturally, people want to take advantage of that. It’s just sad when it’s a family member. Hopefully the restraining order will be enough to help Punk continue his professional success and clear up his personal life. And hopefully his mother can get help for her alleged mental disorder.