Marty Scurll gives his statement.
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.
In response to the allegations, Scurll posted the following statement:
I am aware that a young woman has bravely come forward with her account of sexual abuse by some members of the wrestling community in the UK 5 years ago, a community I was a part of.
Although I truly believe that our encounter that evening was consensual, and the fact that the encounter was legal; is almost not the point. I understand that she now views our encounter as part of a bigger problem within the wrestling community.
What concerns me at this moment is that from what I have been reading, she is a fan of wrestling and was made to feel unsafe within that community. This is not acceptable. I also understand that people have been attacking her on social media, and I implore you to please stop. She has a right to her voice and it is our responsibility to listen.
Scurll is currently the lead booker for Ring of Honor, who has not commented on the allegations.
Fightful will continue to update fans on the story as more is known.