As part of the #SpeakingOut movement that took the British wrestling scene by storm over the last couple of weeks, several wrestlers and trainers were accused of sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
One of the people accused was Saraya Knight (real name Julia-Hamer-Bevis). Several people who were trained by the Knight family in the UK have accused Saraya of abusive behaviour.
Saraya responded to the allegations in a Facebook post and said that she is “done” with wrestling. You can read the statement in its entirety by clicking here.
For those that don’t know, Saraya is the mother of former Divas Champion Paige. Fans of the former WWE star have been asking Paige to comment on the situation since the accusations emerged.
Paige has now addressed her fans over on Instagram and thanked those who have shown support to her mother and wider family at this time:
“What’s up, you guys? I’ve not had my social media for the past couple of weeks. Obviously, I told everyone on Twitch it’s a – it’s very negative as of right now. But I did wanna just say a big thank you for everyone that’s just supported my mom and my family. They have just had this outpour of positivity. And I just can’t believe how much my family and my mom is loved. And I just want to say a big thank you for all the support that you guys have given to my mom especially, you just don’t realize how many hearts that my mom has truly touched, in the wrestling world and in just the real world, you know?
“And I just think that out of all this in general: it’s bittersweet. Because my mom has had a shit-ton of flowers sent outside of her house, it literally looks like a florist outside her house. She’s also had a bunch of people from all her training seminars, and just friends in general, and people that she’s really inspired and helped and encouraged just make a bunch of videos for her and put them on the internet.
“And people are taking over my Twitch saying ‘I Stand With Saraya Knight.’ And I just think we’re just overwhelmed with how amazing you guys have been, and there is some positivity going around right now. And I think that’s wonderful. So again, on behalf of my mom and my family, we want to thank you so incredibly much. And I’m gonna post a couple of things to show you what people are doing for her. But thank you guys so much again, we’re smiling from ear to ear. Because my family just feels so loved.”
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Thanks to Cageside Seats for the transcription.