Justin Roberts was mentioned as part of the #SpeakingOut movement. These accusations stem from online communications he had with a 17 year old in 2014.
A fan came forward with screenshots of DMs showing the AEW announcer tried to acquire NSFW photographs of her. The communications show that she wasn’t against the idea at the time, but the possibility of being caught was a big hindrance.
She came forward as part of the #SpeakingOut movement to say that she was “naive” and had “never been spoken to in such a manner.” This is the only reason why she carried on with the conversations. She didn’t know how to respond as she alleged that Roberts took advantage of the situation.
I’ve held onto these for a long time. I felt ashamed and like somehow it was my fault. I was 17, naive, had never been spoke to in such a manner. It makes me so uncomfortable looking back at it now. Legal or not, a man in his 30’s has no right to talk to a teenager. #SpeakingOut
This is terrifying, but the right thing to do. #SpeakingOut
And yes. He was aware I was a teenager. Legal age in the UK is 16, but if you think it’s okay for a man in his 30’s to converse with such a young girl, still growing physically and mentally like this, then you need a serious reality check.
We will have to see how this situation is handled within AEW. Roberts rose to fame as a WWE announcer. He would have been employed by WWE at the time these allegations are said to have taken place.