Sean Waltman, known by WWE fans as X-Pac and by TNA fans as Syxx-Pac, has reveled a fact about himself that is probably only known by his family and close friends. Recently, Waltman, as some of you may know, has been working with Hardcore legend Mick Foley's cause, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). The organization is the largest anti-sexual violence group in America.
Waltman took to his blog, which can be read here, in order to explain why he's working with Foley. Here's an excerpt from his blog where he states his reason:
“Why is X Pac so concerned with Mick Foley’s cause?” Good question; here’s the answer: I am a survivor of repeated sexual abuse/molestation, from about age 5 to around the age of 12, at the hands of both female & male perpetrators. The most psychologically damaging incidents came at the hands of an adult male who actually brought me to my first pro wrestling match.
Waltman further writes that he suppressed the memories of the abuse until he was in his late 20s, when the molester reappeared in Waltman's life during the time when he had kids of his own. This triggered the memories and concern for his own kids' safety. He then goes into how challenging it was to open up to his family about the abuse.
Waltman choose to be open about his experiences of sexual abuse, as he feels it could benefit others who have been through similar situations. He hopes that by coming forward others would do the same and expose molesters in order to stop sexual abuse.
I commend Waltman for deciding to share this to his fans by blogging about it. He could have chose to keep his past a secret but chose not to because he felt it could help others. It shows how upstanding he is as an individual.
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