24 June 2020 04:42
ROH talent and head booker Marty Scurll tweeted out a statement regarding the sexual abuse allegations that were made by a woman who was 16 years old at the time after an IPW: UK show in 2015. The woman alleges that Scurll had tried to coerce her to have unprotected sex while she was intoxicated. She said that she performed oral sex and before he could penetrate her, a friend came in and told Scurll to leave. She wrote after the alleged incident, "the next day he didn't turn up for his match. But not the part where he sexually assaulted a drunk child." Scurll's statement did not feature a formal apology but urged those attacking the woman to stop and listen as it is her right to use her voice.
Scurll admitted that the encounter happened, and said that it was "legal" as 16 is the age of sexual consent in the U.K. "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," Scurll wrote. As of this writing, ROH has not commented on the accusations made towards Scurll. You can read the woman's full story and Scurll's statement below: A day after being accused of taking advantage of an inebriated 16-year-old girl in 2015, ROH and NWA star Marty Scurll released a statement showing concern for those who feel unsafe at wrestling events while not admitting to any wrongdoing. The woman, then 16, said she was drunk after working a 2015 IPW:UK show when Scurll propositioned her to go back to her hotel room.
ROH booker/wrestler Marty Scurll has released a statement regarding a sexual abuse allegation made about him as part of the current #SpeakingOut movement. The accusations were made by a fan who claims Scurll sexually abused her in 2015 after an IPW: UK show when she was 16 years old and intoxicated. On Tuesday, Marty released 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. 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.
"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 five years ago, a community I was a part of," Scurll wrote on social media. "Although I truly believe that our encounter that evening was consensual, and the fact that hte encounter was legal; is almost not the point. I understand that she now views our encounter as a bigger problem within the wrestling community." Scurll then says what concerns him is that the fan was made to feel unsafe within the community and that isn't acceptable. "I also understand that people have been attacking her on social media, and I implore you to please stop," Scurll asks. "She has a right to her voice and it is our responsibility to listen." You can read the accusation made by the fan below: #speakingout MARTY SCURLL He sexually abused me when I was 16 and intoxicated. RELATED: IMPACT Wrestling Fires Joey Ryan & Dave Crist, Suspends Michael Elgin After Allegations Marty Scurll' name was mentioned in the #SpeakingOut movement. A Twitter user named "Kitten" claims that he was sexually inappropriate with her when she was 16 years old. The accuser alleges that she was 16 and a regular at IPW events. Daniel Edler would allegedly buy her drinks. She was "incredibly drunk especially at 16 years old." She "bumped into Marty outside the party venue." This is when Scurll allegedly said "let's go back to the hotel, let's f*ck." Then she told her friend that she was going with Marty Scurll. Her friend would not give her the keys to go to the hotel with Marty Scurll. Scurll walked the girl back to her hotel room not knowing that she didn't have the key to get in. For context, it was kind of an independent, small hotel. Once we got outside my room, in this empty, quiet hallway, he sat on a chair and got his penis out and told me to suck it. After a little while he found a cupboard opposite my room full of sheets. The whole time that he was getting me into position to stick his unprotected penis inside me, I was repeatedly saying "I'm sorry I'm a virgin." She also alleges that she was "raped by Dan Elder before" that point. Her friend showed up before Scurll could allegedly go through with intercourse and he stopped. Marty Scurll responded saying he is aware of the young woman who "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." Scurll went on to say that he believed their encounter was consensual, "and the fact that the encounter was legal, is almost not the point." 16 is the legal age of consent there. He stated what concerns him is that she was a fan of wrestling and was made to feel unsafe. He said "that is not acceptable." He also implored his fans to stop harassing her on social media. We have yet to hear of any action taken against Marty Scurll. Keep checking back with Ringside News for more on this story and everything else going on in the pro wrestling world.