On July 4, independent wrestler Taeler Hendrix responded to a fan tweet about Ring of Honor’s “House of Truth” stable, a group she performed in with Truth Martini and current World Champion Jay Lethal in 2016. In the course of their exchange, Hendrix accused Lethal of having her removed from Ring of Honor (ROH) television and sabotaging her career because she wouldn’t have sex with him:
also the dude your standing up for is the same dude that told me because I didn't sleep with him they sabotaged me and took me off TV. that being the all mighty Jay.— Taeler Hendrix (@Taeler_Hendrix) July 4, 2018
As fans responded in support of both Hendrix and Lethal, she tweeted the following:
I know this is going to be on wrestling sites. My name is Taeler & this is my statement: attorneys on my behalf have an ongoing investigation. I know I'm not the only one & ppl that have known of this investigation have been supportive. I'll continue to fight for what's right.✌— Taeler Hendrix (@Taeler_Hendrix) July 4, 2018
Let the hate roll in. Doesn't change what happened. I came forward privately long ago & now it's public. If I stay silent I'll be part of the problem. I can't live w/ that. I'll fight for what's right. Threatening me/supposed burned bridges changes nothing. Let the hate roll in.— Taeler Hendrix (@Taeler_Hendrix) July 4, 2018
Lethal has not responded publicly or to requests for statements from press outlets. Ring of Honor offered this to Sean Radican of PWTorch:
“We were troubled to hear the allegations that surfaced last night on Twitter. We take these matters very seriously and will be investigating this situation thoroughly, reviewing all evidence related to the matter. Ring of Honor strives to provide an environment and workplace where male and female wrestlers are free from any misconduct or abuse. We will take appropriate action upon the conclusion of our findings.”
We will update if any of the parties comment further on this matter.