Sean Waltman, who wrestled in the WWE for years under the name "X-Pac," took to his blog today to make a stunning admission:
He was molested repeatedly as a child, from the age of five to the age of 12.
Waltman opened up in praise of fellow grappler Mick Foley, who has been working with the Rape Abuse & Incest Network. He wrote:
"The most psychologically damaging incidents came at the hands of an adult male who actually brought me to my first pro wrestling match."Waltman told his family about the incident around his 20s, saying:
"It’s so difficult for victims of sexual abuse to come forward. The shame & fear involved in coming forward is overwhelming... Feeling like it’s our fault or fearing what people will think of you prevent many from ever coming forward... I choose to talk openly about it, hoping it may inspire others to come forward and expose these people."
Waltman is actually the ex-boyfriend of Joanie Laurer. We admire his honesty and appreciate his sense of duty to other victims.