Ashley Massaro: WWE issues statement regarding the late wrestler’s sexual assault claims that has resurfaced on the internet after her untimely death by suicide.
Ashley Massaro’s death has opened a can of worms lately. Massaro had taken part in the class action lawsuit by Konstantine Kyros against the WWE back in 2016. The court dismissed the case last year. However, lawyer Konstantine Kyros posted the 15 page affidavit written by Massaro to his website the day after she died.
Ashley claimed to have been raped and sodomized while on a tour to the Middle East with the company to show support to the U.S Military. The incident took place in a U.S Army Base in Kuwait. She also mentioned that Vince asked her not to disclose it to anyone after she informed him of the incident.
In the affidavit, she wrote:
“Vince did at least apologize for what I went through. But then stressed that if I disclosed this incident; it would ruin the relationship between the WWE and the US Military. “He told me not to let one bad experience ruin the good work they were doing. His lack of sensitivity in referring to my ordeal as “one bad experience” left me speechless.”
The WWE have responded to the allegations by issuing a statement of their own:
“WWE is saddened by the death of Ashley Massaro, and we reiterate our condolences to her family. However, we regret that her attorney Konstantine Kyros, who filed multiple cases against WWE, lost all of them; and was sanctioned multiple times by the Court for repeated misconduct and false allegations; is using Ashley’s death to further his malicious campaign against WWE by releasing an affidavit that she submitted to the Court and later apologized to WWE for being involved with. So we wish to make certain things crystal clear.
At no time was Vince McMahon or the management of WWE ever informed by Ashley Massaro; or anybody else that she had been sexually assaulted, drugged, raped or sodomized by a military doctor with a nurse standing guard while on a goodwill tour in 2007 to U.S. military bases in Kuwait. In fact, if she ever articulated such a claim to WWE, we would have reported it immediately to the Base Commander.
At no time was there ever a meeting with Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn, John Laurinaitis or other company executives; in which she told them of such a claim and was instructed to keep it quiet.”
The Squared Circle Sisters
With Ashley no longer with us, we may never fully receive the answers and clarifications of this story. However, we here at SportsRush would like to redirect your attention towards a beautiful story that has brewed in the aftermath of this tragedy.
Ashley is survived by Lexi, her teenage daughter . The female wrestlers who have previously worked with her mother have come together in a heartwarming gesture. Going by the name of The Squared Circle Sisters; They have launched a fundraising campaign to help support Lexi’s education.
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