Scotty Davis, who likes to keep his personal life private, addressed the fact that he was accused of physical abuse during the Speaking Out movement by an ex. Davis’s ex-girlfriend accused him of physical violence that was accompanied by years of anger issues. She stated that he needed to seek help.
Davis says that he did show a lot of frustration during their relationship. He also feels validated because she had cheated on him with his best friend. During the course of their relationship, Davis says his main priority was keeping her happy. He says that her stories of physical abuse are fabricated. He’s both hurt and shocked that she’d take advantage of the movement this way. You can read his full address below:
Over the past few days, many brave people have spoken out about traumatic experiences they’ve encountered due to wrestling. I absolutely support these people and I’m glad to see the truth out in the open about many of these horrific acts. Unfortunately, allegations were made against me, allegations that would paint me as manipulative, an abuser and a rapist. These things couldn’t be any further from the truth and the very thought of it sickens me greatly. That was a manipulation of the movement. I strongly deny all allegations towards me by Amy Behan. They are fabrications of the truth and nothing more.
At 15, I entered a relationship with Amy Behan, it lasted 2 years. Her happiness was always my top priority. I admit the relationship had many issues. I admit that I was too immature at 15 to be getting into a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old. I admit I was naive throughout the relationship, we were both still learning. I admit that I said hurtful things when provoked that I’ve since greatly regretted, I always apologised sincerely and profusely. I trusted her and cared for her more than anything. The ending to our relationship was immesnely messy and left us both mentally scarred. I wish that was never the case.
She stated after her allegations that she hoped I get help for my anger. I feel as a 17-year-old who found out the woman he loved cheated on him with one of his best friends that I had reason to be frustrated. I was manipulated heavily during his time yet still tried to mend things shortly after. It didn’t work and it made things worse. There was a lot of pettiness both ways for a long time that affected us and those around us. I’ve learned from the situation, and have grown and matured.
We discussed our past in detail about a year ago, these fabricated stories did not come up in our conversation. Since then, we’ve been friendly at training, shows and even outside of wrestling. Although we had a messy past, although we hurt each other and I feel in hindsight our relationship suffered from a lack of communication from both parties. We still agreed to put it behind us for our sake and for the sake of our friends and peers. I was led to believe she was willing to do the same. Clearly, I was wrong.
I apologise to fans, friends and anyone who supported either of us, that things have gotten to his point. I will do everything in my power to make things right. This whole situation should have been hanled better a long time ago. It hurts that Amy has been holding on to so much anger and sadness for all this time. It hurts more than she would resort to lies in an attempt to be rid of me.
These allegations are taken very seriously. I’m disgusted that she would take advantage of other people’s tragedies and use this movement to spread lies with malicious intent. I’m well aware I will be condomned for sharing my side of the story but I refuse to be placed on the same level as pedophiles, domestic abusers and rapists. I am not nor will ever be that person or anything close to that. I hoped for a long time that me and Amy could settle our problems amongst ourselves, clearly, it’s gotten past that and greater measures will be taken.
I am an outspoken person yet I prefer to keep my personal life private. That wasn’t possible in this case. Having sought legal advice, I have been advised not to say too much. So from here on I’ll be saying no more on the subject on a public platform.
I am emotionally drained. The past few days have been difficult and damaging beyond any explanation but my voice deserves to be heard. pic.twitter.com/7Q5hPp5kjo
— Scotty Davis (@ScottyDavisSSM) June 21, 2020