James Ellsworth denies the allegations.
On Nov. 16, a 16-year old Twitter user @Kliqkid claimed that James Ellsworth sent her inappropriate photos. She posted some of the pictures that she claims to have received from Ellsworth and later posted a video on Twitter explaining the situation. The tweets and video have since been deleted.
Following the allegations, Ellsworth, through his attorneys, denied the allegations. As a result of the allegations, Ellsworth was pulled from his scheduled appearance on Robbie's E podcast and his Duh Podcast was canceled.
On Wednesday night, Ellsworth released his statement on the situation.
Recently, allegations of misconduct have been lodged against me which I categorically deny. I never have, nor will I ever engage in any activity that could be deemed as inappropriate or disrespectful. My delay in publicly commenting on this situation was based on the advice of my legal team which has just completed a thorough investigation. My attorneys have pinpointed a trusted witness who is willing to testify on my behalf. In addition, they have uncovered concrete evidence that supports my innocence and proves that without a shadow of a doubt the social media accounts alleged to be mine are fake and the messages from the account were fraudulently created without my knowledge or consent. My only hope is to restore my reputation as I, along with my family, friends and supporters have suffered because of a social media stunt devised to end my professional wrestling career. My team and I are prepared to pursue legal action against any party that persists with the promotion of these lies.
Thanks for the love and support .. pic.twitter.com/BuFXPMu907— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) November 29, 2018
Shortly after his public statement, @KliqKid made her own statement.
Mr.Ellsworth made a statement. Everyone is sending me. I seen it. Y'all got to think, If a minor "allegedly" accused you of sending nudes, wouldn't you do everything to save your ass too? People act like he is going to come out and admit it all
I know the truth. All the stories I've heard about him disgust me. People who worked with him, and know him have told me he's has done hardcore drugs before also. His own bestfriend even admitted over a phone call to a girl who has known Jimmy since 2012 that Jimmy has been unspeakable things all his life. In all the screenshots girls, people who have worked with him, promoters, wrestlers, etc the reason I blurred out their names out of respect. I don't need tons of people hitting them up also
It's funny the account he added me from, tons of girls also sent me that same exact snap, and said that he gave them the exact snapchat to them. I've heard that Snapchat is one he uses to just add girls. Also, people saying "Well, his face wasn't in any of the explicit photos". Let me know when you find a guy who shows his face when he's taking pictures of his junk.
People say "Oh, why'd she give a grown man on snapchat, etc". You guys are telling me, if a wrestler you liked and were a fan of you, you wouldn't do that to? I have plenty of wrestlers on my snapchat (Nia, Mojo, Shinsuke, and more)
Someone who I was a fan of, met twice, bought his shirts, cheered him at matches, supported his wrestling career, why would I want to ruin his career & life? He has kids also, I wouldn't destroy someone's family just for the hell of it. If I were to fake a pedo, it wouldn't be someone as low profile as Ellsworth
There is always gonna be people siding with him. When things like this happen, not everyone is only going to be on one side. Going to social media first about this is the biggest mistake I made, and I understand that. I regret doing that, but everything is a learning lesson
As of this writing there have been no charges filed concerning the situation but as more comes to the light, we will either update this article or publish a new one.