Marty Scurll has given a second statement regarding recent sexual assault allegations.
On Monday, Scurll was accused by a woman of sexual assault in 2015 following an IPW UK show when she was 16 years old, which is the legal age in England. The woman claims Scurll sat in a chair, pulled out his penis, and told her to suck it, which she did. She goes on to claim Scurll took her into a cupboard, pulled down her underwear, and tried to penetrate her before a friend showed up and told him to leave. The woman says Scurll, "sexually assaulted a drunk child" in her allegation.
Scurll gave his first statement on Tuesday, which you can read by clicking here.
On Wednesday, Scurll gave a second more elaborate statement on the allegations.
In 2015 after a wrestling event in the UK, I had a brief consensual sexual encounter with a woman. In that moment, at a bar, in those circumstances, I had no cause to question her age.
I don't say any of this lightly or to seek absolution for my ignorance. Although I did not become aware of her age until after the encounter, the reality of the age disparity is not lost on me. I understand that although our encounter was technically legal in the UK, my lack of good judgement that evening has disappointed many fans.
This week, the woman I'm reference bravely shared her stories of abuse she experienced while attending wrestling events during that time period. My name has been included in one of the recollections she has shared. I can only speak to what I know to be true and my own actions.
It is my understanding that this woman continuously supported our sport through her attendance at events, seminars, and training sessions, and as an industry, we failed her. I cannot begin to understand the difficulty she must be experiencing, and in that spirit I ask that you please continue to respect her privacy.
My immediate priority is to seek forgiveness for unknowingly contributing to a culture that for too long has promulgated ego over humanity and hurt many along the way. For those of us with a voice that can reach beyond our own doorsteps, it is our shared responsibility to be better and do more.
The system must change to protect the most vulnerable and provide an ecosystem where female fans and athletes can engage and participate safely. The time is now. As a person who has been identified as part of the problem, I am unreservedly committing to be part of the solution. In the very short term, I am looking to work within the industry to create better security protocols at events to provide a safe environment for all fans.
Words are no longer enough, action is needed.
— Marty Scurll (@MartyScurll) June 24, 2020
Scurll's accuser claims she and Marty knew each other few a couple of years before the incident and he knew how old she was. She also shared messages that are allegedly from Marty to her father in which Marty apologizes for kissing her
Scurll is currently the lead booker for Ring of Honor, which has not commented on the allegations.
Fightful will continue to update fans on the story as more is known.
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