A former student and Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Lloyd Irvin, Michael Fowler, publically expressed his disgust that Lloyd Irvin will be attending the World Jiu Jitsu Championships this coming weekend.
Fowler wrote the following on his Facebook page:
“Very excited for the worlds to kick off and can’t wait to watch. On the other hand, am very disappointed that the rapist LLOYD IRVIN will also be in attendance. Don’t hide any comments this weekend… He should be made to feel outcasted in our community that he is trying to poison! Think if that was your sister/wife/girlfriend/daughter…is a shame the ibjjf has to allow these scum sexual offenders into the venue. I don’t want him near my family there…do you? LI is not a martial artist …he is a bully and sexual predator. Disgusting!”
Much controversy has surrounded Lloyd Irvin this year. Two of his male students were arrested and indicted for the rape of a third, female student that occurred New Year’s Eve. The investigation of this case uncovered two cases of sexual violence charges involving staff members: a 2008 sexual assault charge against teacher, DJ Jackson, and a 1989 case in which Irvin himself was tried for rape. Jackson reduced his charge to assault, and he served time in jail. Irvin would go on to be acquitted of the charges. In March of this year, a member of the Irvin team, Jordan Schultz, released a statement alleging sexual exploitation of female students on the part of Irvin.
Lloyd Irvin responded to Bloody Elbow’s request for a response, saying via email:
“Enough of this already. The only ‘poison’ in our community is this continuous slander from people with an axe to grind and the amateur media outlets who insist on distribution of said ‘poiosn’ just to get viewers, likes & traffic…
“This is a lame strategic attempt to cause controversy right before the Worlds just like you guys tried to do to Dj [Jackson] before pans. Anyone smart can see what you’re doing. You can see my response at www.LloydIrvinRapeExposed.com See you at the Worlds!”Tags: ibjjf, lloyd irvin, michael fowler, mike fowler, mma, MMA NEWS, Team Lloyd Irvin, world jiu jitsu championships