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Brother of dead wrestler criticizes WWE lawsuit

July 2, 2010

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HARTFORD, Conn.—Bret "The Hitman" Hart says he supports World Wrestling Entertainment's release of a video featuring his late brother, despite his sister-in-law's lawsuit against the company and its leaders, including Conn. Senate candidate Linda McMahon.

Hart tells The Associated Press on Friday he does not want anyone to "lock up" footage of his brother, Owen Hart, and his wrestling career.

Last month, Owen Hart's widow, Martha Hart, sued the Stamford-based WWE, McMahon and her husband Vince McMahon, accusing them of profiting from videos and materials featuring her late husband, who died in a 1999 stunt.

Martha Hart says she made it clear she didn't want any association between the WWE and her husband's memory.

Bret Hart, a WWE wrestler, posted a statement on his Web site saying his brother would be disappointed that his memory was being erased.

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