Multiple nude photos and one video of Storm, born Toni Rossall, were leaked online. According to WrestlingInc.com, the intimate and private images of Storm were exposed as part of a “personal” hack. The 23-year-old wrestler deleted her Instagram and Twitter accounts in response.
Paige, legally Saraya-Jade Bevis, suffered from a similar attack when her sex tape surfaced in 2017. The Norwich-born star, in fact, admitted on the Lilian Garcia podcast in December 2017 how she contemplated committing suicide following the leak. With this in mind, she made a statement via Twitter on Wednesday to back the 2018 Mae Young Classic champion.
“#WeSupportToniStorm from someone that has experienced the same thing I strongly support you girl,” she tweeted. “It’s gonna be hard and people are gonna be mean because they don’t understand. But you’re a strong, talented woman. You’ll get through this. Your future is too bright to be dimmed.”
Canadian sports announcer Mauro Ranallo backed Storm on Tuesday via Twitter as well, tweeting: “Toni Storm is an amazing performer and more importantly, a good person. I am sickened by what she has had to endure. The harassment and invasion of privacy in our society needs to stop. NOW!”
WWE on-air personality Renee Young also showed her support for Storm via Twitter. “#WeSupportToniStorm we’re here for you girl,” she began, “The internet can be a nasty dark place. I really hope certain things in this world start to turn around. Invasion of privacy is a very scary thing. Let’s all behave a little more human, please.”
The hashtag “#WeSupportToni” wound up trending on Twitter as fans continued to show their support for Storm.