As a result of sharing my trauma and contributing my experience to make change, legal action has been threatened against me to try to force me to delete my tweets, pretend I got things wrong, never speak about my experience again, defend the person I spoke out against and pin it to my pages with replies off. If I do not comply, the person is also threatening to sue me for damages. This would in turn ruin my career, but more importantly, I don't feel I could live with the fact I have to say that my emotional abuse didn't happen.
In order to defend myself I had to get a solicitor. The multiple, lengthy legal letters I have no choice but to respond to have cost me thousands which I have had to borrow money to pay for, and live in anxiety not knowing when the bills will end.
When I first received a letter it made feel physically sick. I'm 22 and have no legal experience. I had to beg those around me for help because I had no idea what to even do and then finding out the costs, I felt hopeless. I have never had access to that kind of money in my life.
I lost my office job before the pandemic, and cannot wrestle currently. As of right now, I have no income. What little money I’ve scraped together from savings, odd jobs and merch has been accounted for.
This has affected my mental health. I don’t sleep anymore, I feel physically sick all the time, trying to move forward feels impossible some days. I have tried to keep a brave face but I am really struggling now.
Any share or donation would be greatly appreciated, no matter how big or small it will make a world of difference to me. This goal would cover my current debt & hopefully future letters, allowing me to continue to fight, and not submit because I don't have the power or finance they have due to their stature within the business.
I should not be banned from sharing my experience in the hope of making wrestling a safe place not just for myself but for anyone joining, please help me. Thank you.
- scott Christie
- Julianna Weldon
- Chris Lawson
- Chris Jones
- Ryan Hall
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