Joey Ryan has returned to social media and issued a video statement in response to multiple allegations made against him during the #SpeakingOut movement.
In the hour-long video, he spoke about a total of 18 different allegations that were made against him over the past few weeks.
He opened the video by saying he was doing it for his fans who still support him to this very day, before adding:
“I have never acted criminally towards a woman and I have never acted criminally with sex and, unlike these allegations, I have actual evidence that can show you that. I also want it clear that I have always been able to separate business from my personal life. I have never used any clout or any kind of influence I have in wrestling to get people to do anything that they don’t want to do or I’ve never used it for personal gain.”
He said the reason he’s remained silent after posting an initial written statement weeks ago is because his therapist asked him to take a mental health break and his attorney had advised him to not comment until he’d had chance to review them to dispute.
He went on to say:
“I also felt like it was important to respect the movement and allow these women the opportunity to speak and be heard about how they feel and how they felt but I do believe people should be held accountable for fabricating stories or changing the narrative of stories just so they can be a part of the movement.”
For anyone affected by any of these stories related to the #SpeakingOut movement, click here for information on where you can find support.
The full video from Joey Ryan is available at this link in which he responds to each allegation made against him individually.
Quotes via Wrestling Inc