Ahye confirms separation from wife, says she has not been charged with domestic abuse

By July 11, 2019

Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye is claiming that she is “saddened” by the circumstances under which she and her wife Chelsea have parted ways but insists that she was not charged in relation to allegations that she abused the woman she married in May 2018.

Reports emerged Thursday in TTO that the 2018 Commonwealth Games 100m champion was arrested on June 20 in Houston, Texas, accused of domestic abuse. She was released on June 21, the Trinidad Guardian newspaper reported.

The newspaper also made reference to a post on social media from an account believed to be that of Ahye’s estranged wife, Chelsea Renee, that accused the athlete of wrongdoing.

“You’re a manipulative…abusive…habitual cheater. I pray God gives me the strength to get through this time in my life. I don’t regret anything in my life but marrying you was most definitely one of them,” the post said.

The post was eventually removed from social media.

Ahye responded to the reports with her own post on social media later on Thursday that seemed to confirm that she and her wife had gone their separate ways.

“No charges were laid against me. I am highly saddened and hurt by the situation and wishes nothing but the best to Chelsea and her future endeavours,” said Ahye.

“I am currently in Europe refocusing my attention to the upcoming European circuit and the upcoming international competitions where I am carded to represent T&T not to mention while doing what I love. We kindly ask that the public can respect my family’s privacy at this time.”

She thanked those who have come to her defence.

“I am aware of the information that was brought to the public’s attention. My family and I appreciate all the concern and support that we have been receiving.” 

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