Melina joins the #MeToo movement


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:

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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.

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