In the midst of the #SpeakingOut movement, allegations have emerged regarding the Knight wrestling family. The accusations, made by Charlie Morgan and Jayla Dark, detail trainers at the World Association of Wrestling school, which is run by the Knights, allegedly abusing their power and taking advantage of trainees in the ring. Following the initial accusations, a number of others have come forward with their stories about the Knight family and Saraya Knight in particular. Their stories have been compiled on belltobelle.com.
Now, Saraya Knight has released a statement in response to the allegations. Knight posted the following on Facebook before deleting all of her social media.
“So for the last 3 days I have sat wondering what exactly is needed to satisfy this bloodthirsty hunt, my life, you want me to die? You think by pushing buttons I am going to lie there and just take it.
Firstly, I refute any statements regarding kissing a minor, thats fucking sick and if norfolk police wants to come and chat to me about it, i fucking welcome it. Where was the parents during this apparent act! 10 years old at a show alone? I dont think so! I hope you have good lawyers. I will welcome ANY police enquiry into this matter. I absolutely deny this!!!!!
Yasmin we were talking up to April this year, why didn’t you say, you came to my gym just before lockdown during training, cuddled me, you and Alice came in, in front of 30 people!! I dont get it!
Ayesha, we didn’t get on, we fought hard, you gave as good as you got, you didn’t back down, we argued like equals. As far as I am concerned, you are entitled to whatever opinion you have of me, you were no shrinking violet.
Alice, I am shocked, I have always loved you. This has hurt bad.
In fact everyone that has written something, no matter whether true or false, right or wrong has had plenty of time to approach me. Why wait all this time?
I will be stepping away with immediate effect, i will be deleting all social media, you can attack me via sweetsaraya @hotmail.com, I will be happy to forward everyones point of view to my solicitor, im sure as you can see the business will be in great hands. And for every ying there is a yang, i know that this now is going to crescendo, but its ok, there are 2 sides to every story remember that.
Thankyou for 30 years, i am done, i cannot believe that I am being attacked in this fucking insane way, i am walking away because I am heartbroken not because I’m being forced to. I cannot stomach even being around wrestling. I have got fuck all to hide, i have done fuck all to warrant this, i train hard!! I have trained everywhere, made more of my money in training than wrestling, i am such a bad teacher! You girls can fucking go thats no coincide! I cannot accept this. And I won’t. I am seeking legal advice.
Any allegations now please forward to norfolk police!!!!”
Following the release of Knight’s statement, Hannah Holmes responded on Twitter, saying Knight did not properly address the allegations at hand.
The Knight family was the focus of the 2019 movie Fighting with my Family.
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