TMZ has posted an article concerning former WWE talent Sean Waltman’s story about being sexual abused as a child and his efforts to assist other victims in coping with their pain. Waltman posted a blog on his official website on Monday to praise Mick Foley for his efforts with RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest Network) since he is a “survivor of repeated sexual abuse/molestation from about age 5 to around the age of 12.” Foley’s work inspired Waltman to reveal his own personal experience.
Saying his abusers were both male and female. Waltman 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 says he told his family about the abuse when he was in his twenties: “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. This is a huge step in dealing with the psychological damage done to the victim & can also save others from having to suffer the same fate. So I can’t thank Mick enough for his work with RAINN.”