AceShowbiz - Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel and WWE superstar Roman Reigns have been accused of purchasing steroids from unlawful anabolic steroid distributor Wellness Fitness and Nutrition (WFN). An arrested steroids dealer, Richard Rodriguez, named the three celebrities during a phone interview with filmmaker Jon Bravo from the Brooklyn Detention Center in New York.
Rodriguez claimed the Hollywood stars would have the drugs delivered under a different name. "This is an individual that's very well-known and will help me in extending into a market that I'm very interested in," Rodriguez said, referring to the market of A-list celebrities. "The individual's name is Mark Wahlberg."
"He used to get creative with ways in which to ship the particular products to certain countries and areas where we can receive the products - but not necessarily under his name," Rodriguez said of Wahlberg, adding that the "Daddy's Home" star would use aliases like "a doctor's name" or a "female's name" to receive product.
Rodriguez claimed he's the one who decided to cut ties with Wahlberg once the actor got too "demanding." He said, "[Wahlberg] was a really good person, but as it started to get more in-depth - our relationship - he just started to become a little bit more demanding. I just chose to - once I started to see his true colors - to sever my ties."
Rodriguez said when revealing the other names, "One in particular is a very famous wrestler by the name of Roman Reigns. He was originally introduced to me by one of the informants. Another individual is a guy by the name of Josh Duhamel, he's been in a lot of high-profile movies, he's also known as the former husband of Fergie. I've worked with a lot of A-list celebrities."
When asked why he's naming names, Rodriguez explained, "At the end I'm just trying to clear my name and just make people well aware, there is a lot more people out there that were involved and are associated with my company that many individuals did not know."
Responding to the accusations, a rep for Wahlberg tells TheWrap, "These accusations are completely false." Another source close to the actor says that Wahlberg has never heard of Rodriguez.