Former WWE ring announcer Lillian Garcia, along with others who worked with Ashley Massaro during her time in professional wrestling, have begun a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the education of the former WWE Diva’s 18-year-old daughter, Alexa.
The fundraiser kicked off with a generous $5,000 donation from WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, who wrote the following on Twitter:
“The amazing women who worked with Ashley Massaro in
@WWE have set up a fund for her daughter’s education. Please consider donating or sharing through RTs.”
The amazing women who worked with Ashley Massaro in @WWE have set up a fund for her daughter’s education. Please consider donating or sharing through RTs.https://t.co/ZIKCJTACfI
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) May 22, 2019
Massaro, a former Playboy cover girl, Survivor contestant and the winner of the WWE Raw Divas Search competition, competed for WWE between 2005 and 2008 when she left the company to take care of her daughter, who was just 9-years-old at the time.
Ashley tragically ended her own life last week, passing away en route to the hospital after being found unconscious at her home in Long Island. She allegedly suffered from depression for several years, and had previously battled an addiction to pain pills due to injuries sustained throughout her brief run in wrestling.
Following her death, the lawyer who previously represented Massaro, as well as more than 60 other wrestlers in a class action lawsuit against WWE, released the full 15-page affidavit.
The legal testimony, signed under oath and under penalty of perjury, for the first time ever sheds light on her alleged sexual assault at a U.S. military base in Kuwait during her time as a WWE Superstar, as well as attempts by key company executives including Vince McMahon to cover up the entire incident. We outlined the full affidavit in a 3,000-word article earlier this week.