AMERICAN Pickers star Frank Fritz slammed his “cheater” ex-fiancee Diann Bankson and revealed he bought a tattoo so he’ll always remember her “betrayal.”
Frank Fritz accused his ex-fiancee Diann Bankson of dishonest after her infidelity claimsCredit score: Frank Fritz/Fb
The American Pickers star misplaced 65 kilos after their break upCredit score: Coleman-Rayner
He advised The Solar: “I used to be going to get married, I purchased a home and an enormous costly ring, after which I discover out my fiancée had been relationship any person else for 2 and a half years.
“It’s form of laborious to get married when there’s one other c**ok inside her already. That kinda cuts the enjoyable issue down a bit bit.
“She’s the cheater, that’s why I bought a tattoo saying ‘As soon as a cheater at all times a cheater.’ I bought the tattoo two years in the past simply to remind myself to not make the identical mistake once more. She cost me six figures.”
He continued to assert: “She was dishonest lots longer than me. I had somebody over on the home, however that’s all it was. She didn’t catch me within the act, it was nothing like that.”
Frank and Diann have an extended historical past, as they dated when he was 25, once more at 35 after which a ultimate time at age 55.
The couple purchased a stunning Iowa home for $355,000 in March 2018.
Frank bought the mansion after their break up for $358,000 in January 2021.
He stated: “You’d suppose I’d have discovered, she cheated every time. I don’t suppose she may help herself.
“I don’t have to spend one minute of my day eager about something to do together with her. I’m no angel, however neither is she.”
He additionally attributed his weight reduction to the heartbreak, as he continued: “I gave it a great shot, I attempted to drink her away. I haven’t had a drink in virtually 9, ten months.
“It will have been a 12 months however I had one slip up, it was perhaps for 4 hours, however it was sufficient.”
Frank stated he’s not relationship right now, as he was “stung laborious sufficient.”
Diann solely responded to The Solar of Frank’s dishonest claims: “It is not true what he is saying. If he is attempting to make me appear to be the dangerous particular person in fact I’ll say it isn’t true, as a result of it isn’t.
“The underside line is that I do know the reality and that is all that issues. He is taking part in the sufferer and it isn’t true. I wasn’t dishonest on him in any respect, I used to be ready right here each two weeks when he was on the street, ready for him to get residence.
“I simply need to transfer on as a result of each time I give it some thought I get a bit upset, I get harm another time and I can not preserve doing this.
She concluded: “I do not care to have drama or chaos in my life, I am simply attempting to heal proper now. It has been two years, I am prepared to maneuver on.”
The Solar beforehand reported Diann sued Frank for negligence on January 27, 2020.
In November 2018, she claimed she “walked in and caught him in mattress with one other lady.”
After the 2 reconciled, she claimed an incident happened on the farmhouse when Frank and a buddy set off fireworks.
Diann claimed the boys “had been consuming” on the time, as she went into the house whereas they lit the fireworks.
She continued within the court docket papers that the boys had been unable to gentle a firework.
Diann alleged: “Each defendants then put it in a closed cylinder classic ashtray and tried to gentle it there. The firework didn’t gentle once more and the Defendant simply left it within the lined consumption ashtray as an alternative of correctly disposing the firework.”
She then claimed that she wasn’t warned concerning the ashtray, as she used it whereas smoking a cigarette.
The lawsuit continued to assert: “The ashtray blew up severely burning her hand and arm with third diploma burns and burnt off eyelashes and eyebrows.”
She claimed Frank “refused” to “take her to the hospital” and as an alternative advised her to “toughen up.”
She went to the hospital within the following days and was “handled for third diploma burns.”
Diann demanded $50,000, claiming Frank was “negligent within the operation of fireworks.”
She claimed she has skilled ache and struggling, emotional misery and psychological anguish, previous and future lack of perform of physique and scarring, lack of incomes capability, lack of regular life and medical bills.
On March 19, 2020, Diann dismissed the lawsuit.
Frank advised The Solar of the incident: “Diann burned her hand out right here, however I used to be inside the home. It wasn’t me, it had nothing to do with me.
“My buddy was out right here and had messed round with one thing and he left it there. He left and I used to be inside watching TV and he or she went to place a cigarette out or one thing and it burned her hand.
“There was numerous controversy there, however I by no means advised her ‘toughen up’ like she stated. We’d been consuming, she got here in and he or she went straight to mattress and straight to sleep, so she will be able to’t have been hurting that dangerous.
“Her hand regarded prefer it was burned, but when it was so burned wouldn’t we’ve known as 911?
“The subsequent day we went to the native medical doctors after which to Iowa Metropolis. It was like a flash burn. I did as a lot as I presumably may.”
Frank final appeared on American Pickers in March 2020, as he was recovering from grueling back surgery that left him with 185 stitches and two rods in his backbone.
Now that Frank’s again is “excellent,” he needs to return to the Historical past present.
He beforehand advised The Solar: “I want to come again to the present. I used to be doing it for 11 years. I’m one hundred pc recovered now and I’m able to roll and return on the present.”
However Frank revealed the community hasn’t given him a straight answer about returning, as he continued: “They speak out of each side of their mouth. It will be like me telling you I need to return on the present after which tomorrow going, ‘I by no means stated that, I by no means stated something about that.’
“The present runner known as me on my birthday on October 11 of final 12 months and he stated ‘I’ll name you again tomorrow,’ however I haven’t heard from these individuals in any respect. They don’t contact me.”
The collector added: “I don’t know if they’ll do it cheaper with out having me on there or what the scenario is.
“I need to return on the present, however it depends upon the community. It ain’t gonna have an effect on me one bit, however I want to be again for my followers.”
This additionally comes amid his feud with longtime costar Mike Wolfe.
Frank beforehand advised The Solar: “I haven’t talked to Mike in two years. He knew my again was tousled, however he didn’t name me up and ask how I used to be doing. That’s simply how it’s.
“The present is tilted in the direction of him 1,000 %. I can’t even bend that far down to point out you ways a lot.
“That’s nice. It’s such as you’ve bought Aerosmith and there’s Steven Tyler and he’s the entrance man. I discovered my spot, I’m second and he’s primary on the present. That’s no drawback with me, perhaps he does have an issue.”
However final week, Mike confirmed Frank’s exit from the show.
He captioned a photograph of the forged on Instagram: “I’ve identified Frank for so long as I can keep in mind, he’s been like a brother to me. The journey that Frank, Dani and I began again in 2009, like all of life, has include its highs and lows, blessings and challenges, however it has additionally been essentially the most rewarding.
“The help that you simply all have given us has been a relentless reminder of what the present’s message has at all times been; through these locations, individuals, and issues all of us have a standard thread. We’re right here to not solely handle the previous, but in addition one another.”
Mike concluded: “I’ll miss Frank, similar to all of you, and I pray for the perfect and all good issues for him on the following a part of his journey.”
Diann and Frank have dated on and off since they had been of their 20sCredit score: Frank Fritz/Fb
Frank hasn’t appeared on American Pickers since March 2020Credit score: Coleman-Rayner
Costar Mike Wolfe revealed Frank isn’t returning to the presentCredit score: Zachary Maxwell Stertz/Historical past
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