WWE Statement On Ashley Massaro (5/23/2019)

WWE Issues Statement On Past Sexual Assault Claims Made By Ashley Massaro

Soon after Ashley Massaro’s death, the lawyer who represented her and others in a concussion lawsuit against WWE (that was ultimately thrown out but is being appealed this summer) released an affidavit that included a graphic claim that Massaro was sexually assaulted in 2007 while in Kuwait. The affidavit also suggested that Vince McMahon advised her not to report it. WWE has responded to these allegations with the following statement:

“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 affidavit can be found here but it does contain some graphic details.

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