Ring of Honor are facing a public relations nightmare as their newly-crowned champion Jay Lethal has been accused of sexual harassment by Taeler Hendrix, a former ROH wrestler. Hendrix was part of the House of Truth stable with Lethal and Truth Martini in 2016.
Responding to a fan on Twitter lauding the accomplishments of Lethal, Hendrix said that the guy he’s standing up for is the same guy “that told me because I didn’t sleep with him they sabotaged me and took me off TV.”
Hendrix continued, “Attorneys on my behalf have an ongoing investigation. I know I’m not the only one & ppl that have known of this investigation have been supportive. I’ll continue to fight for what’s right.”
The 29-year-old also added that she came forward privately a long time ago but now the story is public. “If I stay silent I’ll be part of the problem. I can’t live w/ that. I’ll fight for what’s right. Threatening me/supposed burned bridges changes nothing. Let the hate roll in.”
Lethal, 33, has wrestled for ROH and Impact Wrestling over the past several years. He won the ROH title from Dalton Castle on June 30 during an episode of ROH TV tapings. He has not addressed the allegations publicly yet.
However, Ring of Honor issued a statement to the Pro Wrestling Torch after the allegations surfaced. “We were troubled to hear the allegations that surfaced last night on Twitter. We take these matters very seriously and will be investigating this situation thoroughly, reviewing all evidence related to the matter. Ring of Honor strives to provide an environment and workplace where male and female wrestlers are free from any misconduct or abuse. We will take appropriate action upon the conclusion of our findings,” the statement read.