WWE NXT Superstar Keith Lee has joined the many voices speaking against sexual abuse in the wrestling industry, by sharing his own story. The current NXT North American Champion took to Twitter to say that he is joining the #SpeakingOut movement and sharing his own story to let people know that they are not alone.
According to Lee, while living in Texas back in 2016 or 2017, he visited an old bar in Dallas. A woman came over to sit with him and they talked, eventually she told him that she was interested in him. Lee declined, as at the time he was involved with someone. The woman continued to make passes at him, so he “politely declined and explained I enjoyed the company, but that chat could not continue.” Lee offered to buy her a drink as a form of apology, but she said she would buy him one instead. After coming back from the restroom Lee returned to fresh drinks. Eventually things got “extremely fuzzy,” and he woke up naked in a hotel room.
Lee concludes by saying,
“To this day…. I know not what happened. I have tried to forget about it ever since…. But I tell this story, so people understand. Anyone can be a victim. ANYONE. It is why I randomly stopped drinking. And why it remains such a rarity to this day.”
Not out of spite.
Not because I want to cause anyone harm.
Not out of hate or anger.
I simply want you to know… #YouAreNotAlone
I am #SpeakingOut pic.twitter.com/PKq2oxgIVD
— Hopeful Lee (@RealKeithLee) June 23, 2020
Huge fan of pro-wrestling for over 25 years. Lived through the Monday night wars (WWE/WCW) and the ECW revolution. Currently a big fan of Lucha Underground, NXT, MLW, PWG, and even Impact Wrestling…