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Ex-WWE Star X-Pac -- I Was Molested as a Kid

6/7/2011 9:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former WWE wrestler X-Pac says he suffered years of sexual abuse as a child -- and he's opening up about his emotional struggle in the hopes of helping other victims cope with their pain.

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X-Pac -- a.k.a. Sean Waltman -- took to his blog Monday to praise wrestling legend Mick Foley for the work he's been doing with the Rape Abuse & Incest Network ... especially because Sean himself is a "survivor of repeated sexual abuse/molestation from about age 5 to around the age of 12."

For the first time ever, Waltman revealed details about the abuse -- saying his abusers were both male and female. X-Pac adds, "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 finally told his family about the abuse when he was in his 20's -- explaining, "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."

X-Pac continues, "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."


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BIGPAPI175914    

ALL YOU IDIOTS TALKING **** LETS SEE HOW YOU FEEL WHEN THIS HAPPENS TO SOME ONE YOU LOVE.

1202 days ago
17.

Cella    

I'm not a fan of his (there's a term out there "X-Pac heat" which in wrestling terms means he just sucks. Not because he's a great heel or anything like that - he truly is a crappy wrestler). But this is really sad. Hope he stays strong and off the drugs.

1202 days ago
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johnjohn    

i know this sounds bad but is this the new sex tape?
from him to suger ray and others if thier career is going nowhere and they want attention all of a sudden they have to come out and say they were molested write a book and volia they get publicity.I was abused as a kid am i supposed to go "wow Xpac was molested i feel better now" who are they really helping i mean this is getting to be a trend.

1202 days ago
19.

jill    

**** happens to kids .... move on ... get a therapist .... why do these has beens feel the need to share their dirty laundry.

1202 days ago
20.

karlew    

Some horrible excuses for human beings here. Can't imagine anyone deriding someone sho has gone through this profoundly devastating experience. To all who have negatively commented on this I suspect you are mostly all paedophiles who are getting damn scared your victims will someday talk. This is why you are asking for silence isn't it? And to those who are just straight up ******** you're the reason so many kids suffer in silence. Shame on you all.

1202 days ago
21.

nymets3303    

@PitBullLover you know the man is opening up about what happen to him in his past. that take alot to do. you know if you have a problem with him doing that then shut up and do not have to read it. he is a brave man to come out and talk about what happen to him as a kid.

1202 days ago
22.

Jay    

You and half the world, no biggie, cry about something else.

1202 days ago
23.

Cheryl Cole    

he wasnt called the "1-2-3 Kid" for nothing

1202 days ago
24.

MrSingh    

most of you people writing comments here are *****.. the reason for him writing about being molested isnt the fact that his writing a book or trying to get publicity.. he was writing a blog about mick foley, and tna wrestling.. mick foley is working for a charity organisation that helps kids deal with situations like this, and he was simply saying how he thinks this organisation is helpful because his been in the same position.

1202 days ago
25.

Joe    

I am so tired of hearing this day after day, is there anyone left in the world who does not claim to have been molested as a child?

1202 days ago
26.

Tampa Guy    

This isnt news or "Breaking" anything.. he has disclosed this and talked extensively about this on the Cowhead show on 102.5 The Bone in Tampa.... several times

1202 days ago
27.

Dixie    

@ jill if something horrible like this happened to a child in your family would you tell that child **** happens... move on... get a therapist? Some of you commenters on here are just truly pathetic.

Kudos to Sean Waltman for not remaining silent and kudo to Mick Foley for starting this organization.

1202 days ago
28.

Jon    

Wow, I'm so sorry to hear that, but I'm so proud of him for coming forward and being brave enough to talk about it! Also, it's nice what he said about TNA Wrestler, Mick Foley, and what he's doing with a certain organization!

1202 days ago
29.

nacho    

Hey Pitbulllover..
Maybe if you let it out and told your family or opened up about it you might not be soo stinking angry.. let it out.. it's OK - it's not your fault...

1202 days ago
30.

Bippy    

Cannot imagine anyone being that hard up!!

1202 days ago
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