Keith Lee has joined the chorus of voices speaking out against sexual abuse in the wrestling industry, the sharing of his own story. The NXT Champion North American has posted on Twitter to note that he is to join the #SpeakingOut movement with its own story to let people know that they are not alone.Lee said that when he was living in Texas in 2016 or 2017, he went to Dallas and visited an old bar he used to frequent. He had not been there for a while, but he finally got comfortable and a woman came to sit with him and they talked for a long time, with him, not realizing that she was interested until she told him straight out. He refused, as he was involved at the time, and she remained pleasant, but continued to make passes at her. He said that he “politely declined and explained, I enjoyed the company, but that cat could not continue”, and then offered to buy him a drink as an apology but she said she was going to buy him one. He ent to the bathroom and returned with fresh drinks, only for things to eventually get “extremely unclear”, after which he woke up naked in a hotel room.
He concludes, “To this day…. I don’t know what happened. I tried to forget it since…. But I tell this story, so that people understand. Anyone can be a victim. Anyone. This is why I randomly stopped drinking. And why it remains a rarity to this day.”