Ashley Massaro Joins Lawsuit Against WWE: Latest Details, Reaction

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistNovember 13, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 09:  WWE Championship Belt presented during the Beyond Sport United 2016 at Barclays Center on August 9, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York.  (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
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Former WWE performer Ashley Massaro joined a lawsuit against WWE on Wednesday, alleging the company was negligent in its handling of her head injuries as well as an alleged sexual assault in Kuwait in 2006.

According to Bob Hohler of the Boston Globe, Massaro and seven other former WWE Superstars joined a lawsuit filed by 52 other former performers who alleged WWE was not forthcoming about the potential long-term health effects of concussions.

Massaro also alleged that WWE was aware she was sexually assaulted when the company visited American troops in Kuwait in 2006 but dissuaded her from reporting the incident to authorities.

Per Hohler, Massaro estimated she suffered multiple concussions from 2005 through 2008. She alleged one of them caused her to lose consciousness and that she did not receive proper treatment.

Massaro said in the lawsuit that she suffers from depression, anxiety, memory loss and migraine headaches.

On Thursday, a federal judge dismissed wrongful death lawsuits filed against WWE by the families of Nelson Frazier and Matthew Osborne, who famously wrestled as Viscera and Doink the Clown, respectively, according to Jonathan Stempel of Reuters.

Massaro came to WWE in 2005, when she won the Diva Search competition to earn a contract with the company.

During her time with WWE, Massaro was a contestant on Survivor: China and appeared on the cover of Playboy.

She was released from the company in 2008 and has not competed in an official match since.

              

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