Updates on Ashley Massaro’s Passing and the Controversies that Followed

Earlier in the week, it had been released that Ashley Massaro, who was 39 years old, had died in her Long Island home. The cause of death had been confirmed that it was due to her hanging herself. Many fans were saddened to hear this news of the former WWE Superstar. It was something that none of us had expected or wanted to hear. Fans could go on her social media and see that just the day before the tragedy she had been answering fan mail in her home and seemed to be very excited about doing so. However, as the week carried on and fans mourned her death, some new information was coming to light that would shock us all.

Following her death, Massaro’s attorney put forward some details regarding Massaro’s lawsuit against the WWE. What was put forward was a detailed and quite disturbing account of an incident that had happened between Ashley Massaro and an unidentified solider during one of the visits that WWE does to show their support for the troops. It had been a visit to Kuwait. The paperwork that was released goes into detail about how Massaro had been drugged and sexually abused by the man while she was on the tour. The paperwork went on to say that WWE management and CEO Vince McMahon told Massaro to keep the information quiet so as not to ruin the relationship that WWE had with the U.S Military. This information came out a couple of days ago and up until yesterday the WWE had kept quiet on this matter, even though it was being discussed everywhere. Yesterday the WWE released this statement regarding Massaro and the incident,

“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.”

Massaro had openly discussed that she battled with depression throughout her life and had gone on record saying that she believed that this was attributed to work related injuries sustained while she was working for the WWE. Massaro left behind her daughter, who over 25K has been raised for which will go towards her college fund, after a GoFundMe page was set up for her college tuition.

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