Brock Lesnar Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former WWE Superstar Terri Runnels
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Following the #SpeakingOut movement which has seen many bravely forward and detail their experiences with sexual abuse within the wrestling industry, former hardcore champion Runnels has recalled former WWE and UFC champion Lesnar exposing himself to her.
Runnels has told the story before in a 2004 interview and 16 years on she maintains that during his first spell in the company, Lesnar showed his penis to her as she walked past his dressing room.
Speaking to the KEE on Sports Podcast, the 53-year old said: "I don't have a lot of respect for Brock, I don't think Brock respects wrestling fans.
"Brock did something that if it was in today's day and time...You know.
"He showed his penis to me and called my name as I was walking past where he was in the dressing room and opened his towel so I could see his manly bits.
"I would have much rather him not be so disrespectful of a female that's been in this business for as long as I have been.
"He knew he was gonna have a lot of power, that they were gonna give him the strap but at that point, I'd been in this business a long time.
"I have respect and what he did was very very wrong. From a respect standpoint, from a sexual harassment standpoint, it was wrong."
Terri Runnels accuses Brock Lesnar of sexual harassment. I'm guessing this incident happened in 2002, during the Insurrextion PPV. (Brock was on the card). She spoke about this with Wade Keller (PWTorch) in 2004. pic.twitter.com/ZhmwHXcys3- Wrestlelamia #BLM (@wrestlelamia) June 23, 2020
Lesnar is married to former WWE women's wrestler Sable, who was in the company at the same time as Runnels.
In the same interview, the former manager also accused Lesnar's other half of not looking after he daughter while she was in WWE with then-husband Marc Mero.
"The reason I was never impressed with Rena [Sable] was because she put her career in front of her daughter and I just never ever would do that," she added.
"I found out that Rena had been with Marc on all of those, like that whole tour. I'm like 'Rena how can you leave Mariah for that many days'. Her words to me were 'Marc needs me'.
"And I immediately spat back and said 'needs you for what, what does he need you for more than Mariah what would need you for?'. She was like 'Well, you know making some food, cooking some eggs in hotel rooms and stuff and make sure I've got him in the gym'. I remember thinking what kind of a mother are you. I just never had any respect for her after that.
"Those two, I think they're made for each other, I'll put it that way."