Joey Ryan Drops Pelle Primeau Lawsuit Without Prejudice
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Joey Ryan is dropping yet another lawsuit.
Ryan, who was accused of 18 different accounts of sexual assault during the Speaking Out movement, dropped several defamation suits last week (although he’s still suing IMPACT Wrestling over his release). Ryan had kept a suit against indie wrestler Pelle Primeau active, but now he’s dismissing it without prejudice.
Joey Ryan tweeted that he's moved to dismiss his lawsuit against Pelle Primeau; sure enough, he's telling the truth. However, he's asking to dismiss the case w/o prejudice, which means it could be refiled, and thus would be dangling over Pelle's head til until the clock runs out. pic.twitter.com/bmGDyjowPZ
— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) March 11, 2021
“I’ve filed to dismiss the Pennsylvania lawsuit too,” Ryan announced on Twitter. “We’re all struggling with mental health, myself included. Him and I will never agree as to the events in 2013 but I could be more sympathetic. I went through something similar in 2018 and understand his pain.” The wrestler then quoted Hebrews 10:24.
As correctly noted by CM Punk, Ryan isn’t dismissing these lawsuits with prejudice, which means that he can re-file at a later date. Punk told him to dismiss it with prejudice “if you mean what you say.”
Dismiss it with prejudice if you mean what you say. https://t.co/NqhOhlQHXG
— player/coach (@CMPunk) March 11, 2021
Ryan previously said this about the Primeau lawsuit:
The one I’m still on the fence about dismissing is the case in Pennsylvania as he has displayed the most egregious conduct and dishonesty with his attempts to hijack the speaking out movement to settle a personal vendetta. The other cases were misrepresentations of actual encounters with those women but his are based on fiction. Whether it was his Tinder story about me or the messages he claims to have, none of it can be authenticated. I’ve never been on Tinder in my life and I have never been a friend or even knew of his ex’s personal Facebook page and she completely hid him and their relationship from her professional page. Those are things that I can authenticate. I didn’t even know she had a fiancé until recently and it’s been eight years since any sexual encounter with her and she has never accused me of any wrongdoing. I’ll make a final decision about this case in the coming week.