Following the story today around Sammy Guevara making some repulsive comments about WWE’s Sasha Banks on a 2016 podcast, ‘The Boss’ has released her own statement via her Twitter handle.
While there is no outright acceptance of his apology, Banks seemingly wants to move forward and addresses the need for a future without these kinds of comments in any shape or form.
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) June 22, 2020
“Earlier I spoke with Sammy, he apologized and we had an open discussion. Words like the comments he made, jokingly or not, have absolutely no place in our society! I don’t condone or tolerate this kind of behavior. What one thinks is just a side comment can have a massive impact on someone else’s life, and can send the wrong message. We have to hold ourselves accountable for our actions and the words we say, and I hope this situation shows him that. I hope from this point on, in order for growth and change within our community to take place, we all can continue to have these conversations. No person, man, woman or child should ever be subjected to feeling fear, or any unsafe environment. We all have to do better not just for ourselves, but for generations to come.”
You can read our original post on this story here, which also features an apology from Sammy Guevara.