NXT UK star Ligero is denying a recent assault allegation levied against him, while acknowledging mistreatment of women in his past.
On Friday, Ligero tweeted the following:
“The current story that has been released by Violet O’Hara/Claire-Michelle Oldfield is neither accurate nor true. This is a completely false allegation and whilst I’ve done things in my life that I deeply regret, this isn’t an accurate or truthful portrayal of events.
This is something I strongly deny and is something I’ve been in the process of speaking to a legal team about.
Regarding the other statements from people like Laura, Natalie who have spoken out about the way they were made to feel, and others that have come forward about unwanted messages, I have no excuse.
It’s inappropriate, it’s an embarrassment and it’s an absolute shameful way to act from someone in a position of trust. I sincerely apologise for my actions and any hurt I’ve caused.
I have no justification of my actions in the slightest. In these situations, I have failed people as a friend, as a fiancée and as a decent human being.”
The assault allegation made by Violet O’Hara came on Friday morning as part of the #SpeakingOut movement on social media. She said Ligero “indecently assaulted” her after a Christmas party.
Multiple other women, including Natalie Sykes, have accused Ligero of sending them aggressive, inappropriate messages. Sykes claims Ligero started messaging her when she was seventeen and working as her trainer.
WWE released a statement saying they have “zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault.’