Michael Elgin was accused of sexual misconduct as part of the #SpeakingOut movement. He claimed his innocence before, and now he is releasing proof which he alleges is a witness testimony saying he did not commit those indecent acts.
Elgin revealed two emails with statements of the night in question. One is his testimony and the other is a witness statement saying that nothing ever happened between Elgin and his accuser.
I was going to wait, but I have a son. Young family members that look upto me. So I have to make things public I was hoping the proper channels will. They have been sent to my employer and attorney
Elgin followed this tweet up with several more. He discussed the accusation against him and the situation he is in. He is claiming innocence, but in this current social climate it makes it difficult for him as an accused party for several reasons.
I’m choosing to not go back and forth with people. I’ll make it very clear as to why. I had a public fight against accusations. If I had any concern I had ever done anything like such accusations I would not have spent my savings I put away for my sons college to fight in court.
I did so, because I and now many people hurt and that thought these claims were true found out it was lies. When these things came out recently I was told they would be looked into. In bed got any further Info. I had to get info so that I could provide answers for the people who
Support me, the people who are close to me. The world is in a weird spot. Yes I do truly feel believing victims is just, is the right thing to do. But with all of us feeling this it does allow some people to twist stories or suggest something was much worse than it was.
Now I think this is a very very rare occurrence. Such a small select view would do this. But when something is said that’s untrue what options do we have to combat that? We can stay silent but then public feels that determines guilt. You speak up, you’re attacking people.
You take them to court, and that is ridiculed. You have no options, but I will not let false things harm myself or the people I love. Now I have my faults. I’ve not always made wise decisions but I did not do anything to harm myself, or my ability to raise my son. When that is
Being attacked you have to make choices. I’ve made the choices I had to for my future but most importantly my sons future. For anyone who has had to deal with such trauma that has been presented. I’m sorry, I know no ones worlds will ever take the pain away. People deserve to be
Heard. They deserve due process. But due process is very important. For everyone involved. But no matter what I say, or anything else it’s attacked. But silence was no longer an option. Everyone deal with what you have to deal with in any way that helps and have a great day.
Elgin was removed from the Impact Wrestling roster as a part of the #SpeakingOut allegation. He is now dealing with the aftermath of this situation, but he wanted to make this public address since he has so many people in his own life who look up to him.
It does seem that people are quick to claim someone is guilty right from the get-go. Michael Elgin can certainly tell a story about being the target of controversy and how much it can change your life.