WWE issues statement on Ashley Massaro’s affidavit claiming rape during tour in Middle East


Days after Ashley Massaro’s attorney Konstantine Kyros published the affidavit that Massaro wrote detailing how she was raped by a U.S. military service member while on tour with WWE, the company replied with a statement denying all allegations.

WWE noted that Massaro eventually apologized to them last year in an e-mail for being part of Kyros’ class action lawsuit against them and even provided a copy of it to the New York Post. Massaro described WWE as her family and said that she was “poached” by Kyros and the lawsuit quickly “went out of control.”

The full, unedited statement from WWE reads as follows:

“WWE is saddened by the death of Ashley Massaro, and we reiterate our condolences to her family. However, we regret that her attorney Konstantine Kyros, who filed multiple cases against WWE, lost all of them, and was sanctioned multiple times by the Court for repeated misconduct and false allegations, is using Ashley’s death to further his malicious campaign against WWE by releasing an affidavit that she submitted to the Court and later apologized to WWE for being involved with, so we wish to make certain things crystal clear.

At no time was Vince McMahon or the management of WWE ever informed by Ashley Massaro or anybody else that she had been sexually assaulted, drugged, raped or sodomized by a military doctor with a nurse standing guard while on a goodwill tour in 2007 to U.S. military bases in Kuwait. In fact, if she ever articulated such a claim to WWE, we would have reported it immediately to the Base Commander.

At no time was there ever a meeting with Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn, John Laurinaitis or other company executives in which she told them of such a claim and was instructed to keep it quiet.”