Patrick Clark issues apology to his family, WWE, Paul Levesque, Shawn Michaels & Ashante 'Thee' Adonis

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2024/01/02/patrick-clark-issues-apology-to-his-family-wwe-paul-levesque-shawn-michaels-ashante-thee-adonis/

Clark issues an apology. 

In May of 2021, Patrick Clark f.k.a. Velveteen Dream was released from WWE after six years with the company. In 2020, Clark was accused of sending inappropriate messages and photos to individuals stating that they were underage when the messages were sent. The allegations first came to light in April 2020.

He denied the allegations and noted that he did not communicate with anyone inappropriately and a private photo of his was shared without his consent or knowledge. There was another allegation that summer from a wrestler named Josh Fuller, who claimed Clark attempted to get him to send a photo of his full body in exchange for potentially getting Fuller a job at WWE.

Clark noted that he did not want to speak on the allegations earlier because it would have compromised the character he played on-screen. That summer, Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque told CBS Sports that WWE looked into the allegations against Clark. 

In a new video posted to Clark’s Instagram, he issued an apology to his family, WWE, Paul Levesque, Shawn Michaels and Ashante ‘Thee’ Adonis for his actions over the last several years. 

As you’ve probably seen or heard over the course of the last few years, I wanna apologize for my behavior. Both professionally and personally, I always preach to those closest to me about the power of accountability and responsibility and I take full accountability for my behavior over the last three years of my life. When narratives were written about me, it doesn’t matter. It didn’t matter what was written about me, it didn’t matter what was said about me, it doesn’t matter what’s on the internet about me, I was wrong, okay? And because of that, I need to apologize to a few people. First, I wanna apologize to the WWE organization. I wanna apologize to the WWE organization for any unwanted attention and negative press that I’ve brought to your brand and your product. I wanna apologize to the WWE fans and the Velveteen Dream fans because when you hear the name Velveteen Dream, it should have only been spoken about in a productive and a positive light. Not the name Patrick Clark, as another statistic of what happens when talent and opportunity meet immaturity. That’s not what you spend your hard-earned money on. It’s not what you invest your time and your money in. When you look on the TV and you come to the shows, you should escape reality. Not have to deal with mine. I wanna apologize to the WWE and the fans. I wanna apologize to Paul Levesque. Paul, you are such an understanding and patient man and leader and getting the opportunity to work with you and to learn from you, I get the sense of what makes you who you are and how you’ve been able to handle the responsibility of being in the public light for such a long time. I wanna apologize to you Paul, I’m sorry. Also, I wanna say I’m sorry to Shawn Michaels. Shawn, it’s still beyond me that I’ve been having the opportunity in this lifetime to learn from you, to have your mentorship and your guidance and I apologize if you feel like you’ve wasted your time and your energy investing into me. You have not. I’m still a work in progress, I’m still learning and I remember all the lessons that you’ve taught me. Shawn, I’m sorry. My best friend, Tehuti Miles (Ashante ‘Thee’ Adonis), I wanna apologize to you because before you were tied to me publicly for the support you’ve given me and continue to give me, your résumé was impeccable and I apologize for any smudges I may have put on that résumé because of my behavior. You’re the last person that should have to deal with anything like that and I’m sorry man. I wanna apologize to my family, my mom, my dad, my brother, my sister, my nieces and my nephews because you may read things, you may hear about things, you may be confronted by people who you don’t know and you might feel the need to explain yourselves on my behalf. I just want you to know that you do not have to do that, ever. No one should have to explain anything for Patrick Clark, no one should have to trend because of Patrick Clark, no one should have to answer the questions of, ‘Where’s Patrick now? What did Patrick do?’ Or, ‘What happened with Patrick?’ That’s not your responsibility and I don’t want you to feel burdened with that responsibility. That’s my responsibility and I apologize to you all for any energy, negative energy that has had to come your way because of me. Again, I wanna apologize to the fans and those in my professional and personal life that I’ve affected by my behavior. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I recognized that I was losing myself and I apologize to anyone that I lost along the way, anyone that I upset or offended because of my behavior. Man, I’m sorry and I hope you all forgive me. Thank you.

During the summer of 2022, Clark was arrested twice in the month of August. There was also a back and forth that he had with EC3. EC3 alleged that Clark attempted to film people in the bathroom without their consent at a party that EC3 was hosting. 

Clark responded to the allegation and denied that he tried to film anyone.

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Glad he apologized to the most important people in all of this… Triple H and Shawn.

Forget about the actual victims or his actions.