WWE Performance Center head trainer Bill DeMott has stepped down from his position following more allegations of abusive behavior.
“I deny the recent allegations made about me, however, to avoid any embarrassment or damage to the WWE, I’ve decided to step down from my role effective immediately,” DeMott wrote on his Twitter.
Two letters from former WWE developmental wrestlers, which were written and sent to WWE in 2013, were leaked this week, detailing DeMott’s aggressive and often rude behavior towards several up-and-coming Superstars. Allegations include no regard to the safety of the developmental wrestlers, name calling, verbally abusing the talent, and much more.
Today, another former NXT developmental female wrestler released a story about sexual harassment cover-up by DeMott on the Reddit website. “In developmental, Bill scared us so much that it made us ashamed and scared to speak up about anything. The abusive environment was so hard to operate within, but that fear is very hard to leave behind. The few people who have come forward have alluded to some of what I want to talk about, but understand that this is a harder story to tell,” the anonymous poster going by the name of “DivaJaneDoe” wrote. You can read her full story at http://bit.ly/1wMkUXh.
DeMott returned to WWE in 2011 to resume his duties as trainer on Tough Enough and then replaced Tom Prichard as the head trainer at FCW a year later. Since then, Kevin Matthews, Mike Bucci, Devon Nicholson, Chad Baxter, Chase Donovan, Judas Devlin, Briley Pierce, Brandon Traven, and Derrick Bateman all came out publicly accusing DeMott of misconduct.
WWE has always denied these allegations and after investigations were launched nothing wrong was found to substantiate the reports.