Reigning Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden Issues Statement About Recent Allegations
– Rick Collins, Shawn’s Legal Representation, Is Seeking Witnesses –
Shawn Rhoden, the reigning Mr. Olympia currently facing criminal charges has issued an official statement vehemently denying the allegations. The statement, in its entirety below, notes that he has “never wavered” from his “position of innocence” and looks forward to having his “opportunity to dispel these false allegations and to have my reputation, standing, and opportunity to compete on the Olympia stage, fully restored.”
As his defense attorney, Rick Collins is currently seeking any information that could help in this important case. Specifically, Rick and Shawn are asking for any witnesses who attended the 2018 NPC Utah Classic held in Salt Lake City to come forward, if they were present as described below.
Here is the statement from Rick 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 [email protected]. 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.
Following is Shawn’s official statement. We will continue to keep you updated on developments in this high-profile case and, again, please contact Rick Collins if you may have been in the hotel lobby on that night between 6:30 and 7:30 pm and are able to provide any additional information.