A few weeks ago, James Ellsworth was at the center of a sordid controversy after he was accused of sexually harassing a young minor via Snapchat by sending him naked photos.
Enflaming social networks, the wrestler was locked in silence, sending his interlocutors to his lawyer. A scandal that had also seen his career tainted by seeing him become persona non grata in the federations they attended.
Today, Ellsworth decided to go on the attack by posting a long message on his Twitter account. He writes :
“Recently, allegations of misconduct have been lodged against me which I categorically deny,” Ellsworth wrote. “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