WWE Statement On Ashely Massaro Rape Claims, Attorney Responds
Some controversy surrounds the late Ashley Massaro in regards to sexual abuse allegations. The WWE has made an official statement around the claims.
There has been an affidavit in circulation as of late, released by attorney Konstantine Kyros around a class action suit against the WWE that involves a number of wrestlers; which also included a chilling account by the late Ashley Massaro, claiming she was drugged and sexually assaulted by a U.S. Military member during a 2006 goodwill tour in Kuwait. See below tweet:
Ashley Massaro recently died. Her affadavit when she sued WWE includes her being encouraged by Vince McMahon not to report that she was drugged and raped by US military staff while on tour in Kuwait. Content warning – this is sickening reading. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/UFH7mvqSKW
— Chris Brosnahan (@ChrisBrosnahan) May 18, 2019
“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.”
On top of the above statement, according to a report by Wrestling Inc, WWE has also stated that the former-Diva also sent them an apology for being involved in said class action suit, last October, prior to her death via email. See below:
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Long after Ashley Massaro filed an affidavit, which WWE only learned of the contents after she passed away, Ashley sent an email to the WWE on Oct.20, 2018 – approximately one after the Court dismissed all claims against the WWE and sanctioned the lawyer who brought the suit against the WWE, Konstantine Kyros, for repeated misconduct, including pursuing false allegations. Below are a number of excerpts from her letter to the WWE:
“I love WWE, you all were my family the whole time I was there …”
“The lawsuit got out of control very fast – I had been roped in by the lawyer representing the others …”
“I apologize that I was part of this class action suit and knew it was a bad idea but was convinced by the lawyer and I want to acknowledge that I should’ve contacted you guys before agreeing to be involved – I was basically poached. But I accept my part of the responsibility and just want to formally apologize and express my regret”
“You all changed my life and I couldn’t be more grateful …”
“Can you express my sincerest regret to Vince, Stephanie, Hunter, and Kevin Dunn”
Meanwhile, the “lawyer” in question has stated to the New York Post that he was not aware of Massaro’s apology, noting that he represented her, and she had never withdrawn from the suit; never stopped being his client; and Massaro’s case is still pending.
In other news, some former WWE Divas have rallied together and created a beautiful video, dedicated to Ashley’s daughter, Lexi. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the young lady, so if you’d like to donate, you can click here for more information.
The college savings plan for Ashley Massaro’s daughter is over $15,000 in just 9 hours. Thank you so much to everyone donating & sharing to make it happen. This video tribute from the women who worked with Ashley is just beautiful. https://t.co/yCwPprH3rp
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) May 22, 2019