I could not believe what was happening, but there was no way I was staying 8 alone in a hotel without a burqa in Riyadh for the night so I called a friend who is a travel agent who arranged for me meet an airline employee who by some miracle got me onto a flight. After I returned to the US, Dr. Rios set a meeting with me and questioned me about the incident. << /Length 5 0 R /Filter /FlateDecode >> Maria Kanellis did not receive this type of treatment, so I suspected that it was related to my fair skin and light eyes. I suspect that either something showed up in my drug test results, one of the other individuals on the tour reported it to him, or he could just sense from my demeanor that something was wrong. After sitting with the IV in my arm for what felt like hours, Jimmy Hart came to check up on me and make sure I was ok. In the affidavit, Massaro describes the sexual assault that she alleged was committed against her on a in 2007 on a WWE goodwill tour. This was made known after the company released an email correspondence from the 2005 Diva Search winner where she expressed regret for being involved in the lawsuit. 4 0 obj When I arrived at the sickbay, an IV was placed in my arm almost immediately. Gary said to call when I woke up and that he, or one of the others we were traveling with, would come back to get me. Massaro dated Matt Hardy in 2005. Last month, a person was stabbed in New York City. I was completely helpless to defend myself against this attack as the drug he injected rendered me temporarily paralyzed. As reported by abc7, police said Ronald Massaro was stabbed around 9.15 pm on Saturday, November 21, at the corner of West 38th Street and Eighth Avenue in Midtown. 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Their solution was to leave me in Riyadh alone and put me up in a hotel by the airport. (&'i�!P`��H[Z�:N˴Y��E�c@e��!���ÉmGQ�N�:KY���� Wj�-g�[#j$w�p4a�l�<0�tk1�;�)&�!��z�}Q�4�mj۷N���-�3�mӕ���:`I�M���ݫ������UBcM��J|�U��ѱ�2��$�[�qh"��܇��[�E^� �>�t�Y�Q���3z����OtdF�59g�MU9'���p����;�mXՃ!��f#]��G�5���QK��R�����ݘ�*D� � Ashley Massaro Husband. al., pending before you. As a result, I was one of four performers chosen to go on a two-week tour in support of our troops in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. We, the Squared Circle Sisters who had the amazing honor of working with Ashley Massaro in the WWE, have come together to honor Ashley’s memory - and to create light and hope in the wake of tragedy. At the beginning of the trip, I received harsh treatment from several men in Saudi Arabia, even while wearing a burqa. This affidavit is signed and sworn under the penalties of perjury. You can read the entire affidavit here. �E6��h However, it is what Massaro claimed to have been through. She left behind a daughter named Alexa and tons of friends and fans all around the world. Ashley Massaro Children – Ashley Massaro’s Daughter. Content warning - this is sickening reading. According to the affidavit, Massaro said she was never informed of the “long-term risks associated with concussions or repeated head trauma and I had never even heard the terms of TBI or CTE mentioned.” Ashley Massaro Died of Apparent Suicide After Claiming Years of … She had heard from Gary that when he picked me up from the base, my body was limp and my speech was impaired. He told me not to let one bad experience ruin the good work they were doing. WWE claim that they never knew the contents of this affidavit or anything to do with sexual misconduct until after Ashley’s death. dI͒q�">Ú�sG��¶ 3u?$@�qWj7f1u;7+|�k�CIp��Ĥgn��? WWE Issues Statement On Ashley Massaro Affidavit Posted By: WrestlingNewsSource.com on May 22, 2019 WWE has released the following statement in response to an affidavit that included a claim by Ashley Massaro that she was sexually assaulted in … The document was released by Konstantine Kryos, the lawyer who represented more than 60 former wrestlers, including Massaro, in a class action lawsuit against WWE.Read More Jimmy said he and the rest of the group were going to get lunch and left. The man then proceeded to violently rape and sodomize me. Dr. Rios then informed Vince, who informed Kevin Dunn, John Laurinaitis, and several other company executives or lawyers that I had never even met but were all present at a meeting that I was called into shortly after. I am also very friendly and personable by nature so I developed a strong rapport with the many veterans and active service members that I encountered in my work with the WWE. ?�-�$�3�,���@���]��I��Ð�&��f�ؔ�M�e��4�̤��6hr� ��G'���t����D��n˾j���T>�`>RzO�m���z�߿y��ׯ��A����Z������I? We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. stream I then met the rest of the group because we had to head to the next location on the tour schedule. Ashley Massaro was 39. His lack of sensitivity in referring to my ordeal as “one bad experience” left me speechless. Vince led the meeting with these men and asked me to recount what happened in Kuwait. The other performers in attendance were Maria Kanellis, Ron Simmons, and Jimmy Hart. Once your account is created, you'll be logged-in to this account. We couldn’t get another ticket and Gary could not get in touch with WWE’s travel coordinators to get me a ticket on their flight. She was very sympathetic and nice when I told her what had happened. "Ashley Massaro recently died. Obviously, given my mental and physical condition, and that I was in Kuwait and the group had to leave for the next destination, I was not in a position to stick around by myself and have a rape kit administered. This is the same lawsuit that WWE says Massaro apologized for being a part of. ���P��g���PPn�ת��ly�g�qɸԥG���N^��Rw�p��\��ȁx�'��EUH���@��I��f���D�$,/��0�"��bpU=� \ �W�� �9�����x5������zg��G�D Q`8�� )Q �p���H'/�(Ń �Q��,��敔�-�&1�rb�-�^@-��"�f�X:V|�%�ejFE���F�� n��;i7�8��� 9*� �U/��8���Iu���'�!�i�cIyB*����,����q"�� ��D�jqSR�-��8�R��^iۡlxx����G]� Massaro, who simply went by “Ashley” under the WWE label, mentioned the sexual assault as part of a lawsuit related to head injuries. She was not married. When you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. While I was still in the sickbay, he approached me and almost immediately administered an IV of an unknown substance in my other arm. Then, after we had arrived in Kuwait, I began to suffer from menstrual cramps. Ashley-Massaro-Affidavit-Clean-11.1. It had already happened to me and the damage was already done. Thankfully, I was able to return home, but I was still incredibly upset at the fact that I had been abandoned in a dangerous situation by my colleagues who knew what I had just endured, and thought it was inappropriate that even the WWE office, while not aware of the rape yet, would think it was a good plan for the rest of the group to leave me alone there overnight. 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Each second that went by was excruciating and I have never felt more helpless or been more terrified in my entire life. Affidavit of Ashley Massaro (DOB: 5/26/79) My name is Ashley Massaro and I am a plaintiff in the lawsuit, Laurinaitis et. "Ashley Massaro recently died. I protested but they insisted that I needed it and it was very common due to the hot weather. The recent death, said to be a suicide, of Ashley Massaro has once again put spotlight on an affidavit she signed when she agreed to join the class action lawsuit by Konstantine Kyros. I could not believe that anyone would expect me to stay there overnight alone given the circumstances. He was with a woman who was dressed in full military fatigues. I have read and understood everything written in this statement. 9,�QjX�B��ڬ �A�d�0 #ɬY�+.��_"l�=ݞ��\��{�r_@zxަ4���_��_�#$R@�H�5�H1��7���Q��z?Te�_+�ݛ��)i�b�*��/��kx@���L8Bz �\�b�%�.�� S���l�^�߇;�,"#�U0��1�:�J�7���Q�K?�ywT��� Almost 6 immediately after, the alleged doctor and the woman in fatigues moved me into a room that did not appear to be a treatment room and placed me on a table. While I was initially thrilled to have this opportunity, I began experiencing issues from the outset. At this point, I had already given the burqa I had borrowed from the US Service members back to them and they had left; Riyadh was the location where I was harassed at the beginning of the trip when while wearing a burqa; and I had just been drugged and viciously raped. 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Would love your thoughts, please comment. %��������� I am making this statement freely and voluntarily. We all knew and loved Ashley and her beautiful spirit. Ashley Massaro: Late WWE Star raped by the military and asked not to disclose it to anyone by Vince McMahon. Her affidavit when she sued WWE includes her being encouraged by Vince McMahon not to report that she was drugged and raped by US military staff while on tour in Kuwait. 7 Three hours later, I woke up suddenly and jumped out of bed and had regained the ability to move and speak. While Massaro had since apologized to WWE for joining the lawsuit that went "out of control," her affidavit remains one of the saddest things you could ever read. At the time, my body was still limp and my speech impaired, so Gary wrapped me in the quilt and carried me out to the Humvee outside and took me back to my hotel room and then put me in my bed, as I needed to sleep. This did not make 9 me feel better about the situation. I told him I was fine but that they wouldn’t let me leave because they said I had to wait to see a doctor. Finally, the tour was over and we were in Saudi Arabia and about to get on our flight home via London and my ticket was inexplicably missing. �F���@��R��M8@�+���)C������M���\cl's��(��1��/�1.���ʪ�����K�.���v{~r�䮥Fz�^�Q(�lQ�V�~�=�L�CF+����m崰WRx��F%�|y2!��N�밓���[.���)x;e�H�� �Z�}Z�}@M}U~:]� Ashley Massaro's brain may be donated to science, a lawyer for the late WWE star revealed on Saturday. Massaro had one daughter, Alexa Massaro, who was born on July 23, 2000. Vince went on to say that I would not be required to travel to the Middle East ever again and that the WWE would institute a new policy where any time a female WWE performer went to the Middle East, she would have a female WWE escort with her 24/7 to ensure this did not happen again. Another couple of hours went by and then a man appeared in the sickbay, dressed in an orange t-shirt and cargo shorts, and I had heard others comment that it was his birthday. Nevertheless, Gary and rest of the group left and got on their flight. Gary Hart was also in attendance in a supervisory role. WWE has issued a statement over a released affidavit stating company heads asked Ashley Massaro to keep mum after she approached them with claims of a sexual assault. v. WWE et. I�.�]X 5��ZGo�°�Zj�u�"`A�#6}��*������*���kE�j����ګ�������,4� �����x2O)RH�B�&�x�nf��T�꽟��nR��:d��L}�@�:{n Shortly after I woke, Maria appeared in my hotel room. In an affidavit from Ashley Massaro, she explained her horrifying experience of being raped while on a WWE trip to The Middle East to support the American military. She then relayed this information to Jimmy, Ron, and Gary. She was best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and … They agreed to respect my wishes. He represented himself as a US Army doctor but I observed that all the other doctors at the facility had been wearing scrubs so I do not know whether this was true. Regardless, he told me that I needed to tell him what had happened. Ashley Massaro Boyfriend. Her smile radiated the entire locker room and arenas everywhere. Her account of the events is very hard to read so please beware that this is extremely sensitive and mature content. I finally agreed on the condition that he not disclose the information to anyone else and told him what had occurred. Ashley Massaro tragically passed away at the age of 39-year-old. The WWE has issued a statement addressing the late Ashley Massaro’s 15-page affidavit that made public over the past week by lawyer Konstantine Kyros.. We have detailed the contents of the affidavit on the site where Massaro alleged she had been drugged and sexually assaulted while appearing on behalf of WWE at an army base in Kuwait in July 2006 and added she … I also admittedly was uncomfortable with the thought of all the wrestlers finding out so I asked Vince and those in the room to keep the incident quiet and they agreed. In a 2017 affidavit as part of Kyros' lawsuit, Massaro claimed she wasn't properly trained in the ring and didn't receive proper medical care for injuries. She was just 39 years old. The suffering I endured far surpassed all the injuries I had ever suffered in the ring put together; I was experiencing not only severe physical pain but severe emotional and psychological trauma. My mind however could barely process the fact that I had just been drugged and then violently and brutally raped and sodomized repeatedly by a man who was celebrating his birthday and claimed to be a US Army doctor. I explained to her that I was injected with an IV of an unknown substance, which left me unable to move or scream, and then was sexually assaulted. May 21, 2019 Recently-deceased WWE Diva Ashley Massaro was reportedly raped while performing for the troops overseas, according to an affidavit. In the documentation of that case, Ashley Massaro wrote in an affidavit that she was raped by someone in US Military fatigues when WWE sent herself and a … Long after Ashley Massaro filed an affidavit, which WWE only learned of the contents after she passed away, Ashley sent an email to WWE on Oct. 20, 2018 - … ��� ��8O�0v+��lG9 ����*`� ϤP�]K,+�g��L&�e����9��*=$5`P� Ny �Δ.��� Breaking this down from a legal standpoint it appears that WWE is saying that Ashley Massaro committed Perjury when she submitted her affidavit to the Court. The WWE has strongly refuted allegations regarding sexual assault claims made by late star Ashley Massaro. I have no idea how he knew anything had happened. ... 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