Almost two weeks ago, actress Amanda Seales took to her Instagram to formally accuse former National Football League player Myron Rolle, a Florida State University Rhodes Scholar and Harvard neurosurgeon, of sexual harassment. Seales claimed the alleged harassment took place during phone calls and correspondence on the Internet where she said she was first approached.
“I really don’t take it lightly what I’m about to say, because when you name names, you know you not only put that person out there but you put yourself out there,” she said. “But, I feel as a woman who makes it my business to be a warrior for the truth, that it needs to be said. I, on my podcast, um and on ‘The Breakfast Club,’ spoke about an individual who had approached me on the Internet and we spoke on the phone, and, uhh they said some troubling things in the conversation that made me take a step back.”
She went even further by claiming that up to 8 different women have come forward to complain about the former Tennessee Titans player.
Here’s Rolle’s response:
Fast forward to March and Seales is now clarifying, better yet backtracking her original claims on Rolle.
“I never accused Myron Rolle of sexually harassing me or of sending me inappropriate DMs,” Seales said in the video. “What I did say was that via DM several women have approached me accusing him of sexually harassing them.”
Rolle retired from the NFL in 2013 to pursue a medical future. He would soon graduate from FSU’s medical school in 2017 and became a Harvard medical resident in neurosurgery that same year.