ROH wrestler and booker Marty Scurll has issued a statement following allegations of sexual assault.
The accusation came from a woman, who was 16 years old at the time of the alleged incident. She indicates the assault occured at a hotel following an IPW event.
Marty Scurll claims the encounter he had with the girl was legal and consensual. The age of consent in the United Kingdom is 16 years old.
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.
— Marty Scurll (@MartyScurll) June 23, 2020
Ring of Honor has yet to issue any statement regarding the #SpeakingOut movement.