UFC hall of famer Bj Penn has issued a statement in response to allegations of sexually assaulting the girlfriend of a former editor of Penn’s website, Pedro Alex Carrasco. Not only are the police now investigating the incident after the girlfriend of Pedro filed charges, but the UFC has put his fight on hold while they conduct their own internal investigation.
BJ Penn statement….
“The allegations that Pedro and his girlfriend are making against BJ Penn simply aren’t true. Penn trusted Pedro to run his website for almost a decade and considered him family. He was fired last year for unethical behavior and was provided a severence that ended on February 16, 2016. One day later allegations appeared in a one sided Twitter rant which happen to be many months after the alleged date in question. (August of 2015). There are many holes in Pedro’s story. In the almost 15 years that Penn has been a champion fighter there has not ever been any incident or allegation in regards to his conduct with women. He is family man and father of two young daughters with a known long term girlfriend. It is unfortunate that someone that BJ considered family is trying to extort him.”