Joey Ryan has chosen to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against three women who named him during the #SpeakingOut movement, as first reported by Heel By Nature. A multitude of women came forward during the #SpeakingOut movement and accused Joey Ryan of sexual harassment and/or assault.
According to the report, Ryan filed the lawsuit on 9/24, claiming that these three specific women made false allegations against him which damaged his reputation and livelihood. Heel By Nature obtained a copy of the filing and as it reads, Ryan listed that he lost a great deal of social media followers and lost $3,000 per month from distribution and streaming services via Bar Wrestling which is the promotion he ran. A loss of $3,000 per month from Patreon was listed, as well as Twitch, Cameo and wrestling booking losses.
Ryan is looking for $200,000 in economic damages from each of the three women listed in the lawsuit, multiplied by the amount of months since June 21st. Ryan is also seeking $5,000,000 in non-economic damages and the defendants must retract their statements, as well as inform any website that published the defendants’ statements to delete what was published.
Ryan uploaded a video to his YouTube channel, addressing each of the allegations against him, which has since been made private on his YouTube channel. In the midst of these allegations against Ryan coming to the light, he was fired from IMPACT Wrestling.