Jay Lethal Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Says It Tarnishes Speaking Out
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Earlier today, former Women of Honor champion Kelly Klein said that “multiple women brought complaints & evidence of sexual misconduct/harassment by Jay Lethal” and that Ring of Honor had ignored it. Now Lethal, who was previously accused by Taeler Hendrix of misconduct in 2018, has issued a response denying any wrongdoing.
“It has always been my choice to use silence to keep my dignity, refrain from publicly attacking people I’m not fond of, and relying on who I have been as a person to speak for itself,” Lethal said on Twitter. “I’ve also never wanted to use my platform to boost or give attention to any negativity. I do however know and realize that some people will sadly take my silence o mean something else.”
“The #speakingout movement has given me hope that the industry that I’ve chosen to give my life to will become a better place. I’ve wanted to stand in support of all those brave enough to share their painful stories. Unfortunately I was afraid to due to the lies that are being said about me.
“I have never and would never sexually harass, sexually assault, rape or force myself on anyone. I would never use my status to deny anyone opportunities. Even now, it paints me to know that defending myself might somehow tarnish an important movement and cast doubt on real, troubling experiences.”