The current reigning Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden makes a statement about recent allegations.
When news broke about the Shawn Rhoden sexual assault allegations, many individuals in the fitness world were taken aback. So many have written off Shawn Rhoden yet the case has yet to fully explored.
The court of public opinion is doing a number on the bodybuilding champ, but that isn’t stopping Shawn Rhoden from making a statement on the situation.
The Mr. Olympia champion has decided to take matters into his own hands regarding the sexual assault accusations being hurtled his way. Shawn Rhoden has decided to take to social media and offer a statement to his followers and to the world.
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Rhoden’s legal representation, Rick Collins, Esq., is a lawyer who has been involved in the strength and fitness community for many years and has represented numerous amateur and professional bodybuilders on a wide array of legal problems all over the country. He is representing Shawn on the allegations made against him in Utah.
Both Shawn Rhoden and Rick Collins are seeking any additional help and information that could help their case. Specifically, they are asking for any witnesses who attended the 2018 NPC Utah Classic held in Salt Lake City to come forward. Below is a statement from Rick Collins addressing the situation:
The incident involving the criminal charges against Shawn occurred on Friday night, October 12th, 2018, during that weekend. The Host Hotel for the contest was the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 10701 Holiday Park Dr., Sandy, Utah. We ask anyone who was in the hotel lobby on that Friday night between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm to call me at 516-294-0300. Or to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are particularly interested in anyone who observed Shawn during that time interval or anyone who has video or pictures taken in the lobby during that time. Please call me if you were there. If you know people who were there and might have taken pictures or video, encourage them to call me. Shawn and I greatly appreciate it.
Shawn Rhoden is still innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Generation Iron will be sure to follow this story as further news develops.
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