Millions of women have continued to open up online about their experiences with sexual assault and harassment. Now adding her own story to the mix, Melina Perez, former WWE Superstar who keeps active on the indies, is joining the #MeToo movement.

She posted the following account of her own assault on twitter stating: “Been raped, been grabbed, been cornered and told things that a guy wants to do to me even though I told him to stop. All unwanted. All made me feel helpless, uncomfortable & scared of what’s going to happen next. Different levels but ALL WRONG regardless.”

She said she’s adding her voice to the choir of those speaking out because it’s important to do so to move forward:

She also posted the full story to her Facebook:

She also thanked everyone for the support after sharing her story:

The support, understanding & the stories being shared put me in tears. In a good way! It means more than you could ever know! Thank you for posting and being incredible human beings. You are the people that keep humanity alive. You are the ones that make the world better and can bring forth change. Im so proud of you all!! … I suffered in silence for years. Who can I trust? What do I say? What will they think of me? I tried throughout the years to open up to the people closest to me only to have them not want to hear it and go back to acting like everything was ok. Doesn't make them bad people. Some people don't know how to cope with, process and be there for someone when it comes to something like that. So you can only imagine what us victims have to go through? We are violated physically and from that traumatic experience put in an emotional prison. It's hell. But seeing all this positivity and support… It's just so beautiful and overwhelming. … I want to redirect this love and support to the people suffering alone the way I did. I want them to see how good people can be. Believe and have faith in humanity. Know you can find strength and you can reclaim your life. That you don't have to go through this alone. … I will have more to say in the next few weeks regarding this matter. There's just so much that needs to be said to educate the world regarding sexual assault & rape culture. We are figuring it all out together so please just keep up with the love, understanding and support for one another in this regarding this. … My main objective is to get support for victims so they can get on the path to healing as soon as possible and to prevent this from happening to others. Please, Lets stand strong TOGETHER for a better future for ALL of us.

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Other women within the industry have spoken up about their own harassment stories including a recent post by Shelly Martinez who said she was almost raped during an overseas tour.

What do you think about this? Sound off in the comments below.

  • MickUso

    In wrestling, this topic is even more sensitive and it’s very sad. I remember those rummors that Ashley Massaro was raped and management didn’t want her to come foward. I’m sure these women have dealt with these situations before in the locker room, maybe not raped but harrased.

    • Like Mike

      I agree, and I remember Amy Weber left because she said she was harassed, the details of that could easily be of the nature.

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      • Carolution

        amy weber left due to bullying not anything related to this subject.

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  • YonceLuvsDivas

    It’s heartbreaking hearing some of these women who we love to see perform has been hurt like this backstage.

  • Joseph

    Man i am not trusting anything Shelly Martinez says. She recently accused the current females of sleeping with management.

    https://twitter.com/shellyfromcali/status/903261556745486336?lang=en

    • Brittany Smith

      She is so ignorant to even say that

      • Joseph

        How are you gonna try bring other females down that you never met or work with before.

    • B J

      Maybe she has the inside scoope & is actually talking the truth. Just think about it… how on earth is someone as untalented as Rosa Mendes able to keep her job for so long..? Now looking at Alexa Bliss – great talking – but to have the amount of success she has over much more deserving girls.. makes me wonder….

      • Joseph

        What inside scoop? Putting down other women isn’t an inside scoop and judging them with no proof.

      • Carolution

        wwe kept rosa due to her personal issues and not wanting another chyna on their hands not due to anything under the table like that.

    • Carolution

      she doesn’t even know any of the women currently in wwe most likely to say such a thing.

    • Summer_Slay

      I am not saying Shelly is a saint nor i can confirm what she’s saying is true. BUT we all saw Paige’s treesomes leaked, there are rumors about Alexa sleeping with most guys on NXT, Rosa had a thing with one of the older guys backstage. Alicia had a sugar daddy on Total Divas, soooo I am not saying all of the girls are doing it but for sure some probably are.

    • Raekon

      She probably means the women from her era when she was with the wcw/ecw/wwf and not women that joined after her time there.

  • Nathan Bootleg Kardashian

    It’s honestly so scary to be a woman in this kind of environment. I applaud anyone who has the courage and speak out and share their story. It’s truly heartbreaking and people, not only men, need to do better.

  • Jo9834

    This is so heartbreaking, and even more so because Melina had that one promo/storyline where she actually held a press conference in the ring and accused Batista of rape as part of an angle with Batista.

    My heart goes out to her, and any woman who has been in the same predicament. The wrestling world has been ridden with claims of harassment for years,

  • QueenSableBomb

    It seriously breaks my heart to hear these stories from not only women in the wrestling business, but women everywhere. Women are particularly vulnerable and the wrestling business because of the environment that they’re in on a regular basis, and it scares me to know that this has happened to PLENTY of others, and that many are probably too afraid to speak out.

  • aldo

    This totally broke my heart. Nothing but respect and love for Melina. Doing what she does while dealing with that horrendous episode is so brave. I’m glad she’s been able to somehow overcome that and help others while doing it.

  • Carolution

    usually these movements are sexist/bias in nature but at least melina included everyone including the oppersite gender and children who’re victims.

  • Oh My! Poor Melina, she is one of the best and since this is happening I seriously feel bad for her… keep up strong Melina.

  • Edwards1992

    I’ve been in a similar as Melina. I know how it feeels. Godspeed.