WARNING: This article about BJ Whitmer and his alleged victim contains graphic and mature subject matter that may be unsuitable for young children or anyone who is easily upset by stories of abuse.
Earlier this month BJ Whitmer, who worked as an AEW producer and part of the creative team, was released by the promotion after his arrest on charges of strangulation in the first degree and burglary in the second degree. The incident occurred on June 4 and was not made public until his release from jail on June 12. AEW announced his termination the following day.
In an exclusive interview with Fox 19, Whitmer’s now ex-girlfriend, who wished to remain anonymous, described the hellacious incident she alleges she went through.
“I was literally fighting for my life,” she described. “I came into my house and he was standing at the top of my steps waiting for me.”
“To him attacking me and strangling me through two different rooms of my home and holding me down.”
“And he squeezed tighter and said, ‘I’m going to f-cking kill you. Do you hear me? I’m going to kill you.’ And once we got to the point of where we stopped moving, and he continued choking me, I absolutely knew I was literally fighting for my life.”
“Do you feel safe?” the reporter asked.
“No,” she replied. “I don’t sleep at all.”
“Why?” the reporter continued.
“Because he was released a week and one day after his arrest on a $25,000 cash bond,” she cried.
To help put the victim’s mind at ease, the Boone County Sheriff’s office has regularly been patrolling her home to make sure she is safe. Regardless, she still does not, even in her own home. She has also begun therapy and hopes that by sharing her story she can support other victims who are silently suffering.
“None of this is okay,” she concluded. “No female, no child should ever have to go through what I went through.”