Lloyd Irvin posted through Facebook that he has officially terminated his affiliate program in the effort to protect many school associated with his name from harassment and abuse. This comes after allegations of sexual harassment against Irvin and of rape against some of his students.
More recently, many of Irvin’s high-level athletes have been distancing themselves from the gym’s name. Dominic Cruz and Brandon Vera are two of the most recent, with the Alliance Training Center also cutting ties with Irvin.
Here is Irvin’s post:
Effective Immediately: Team Lloyd Irvin Affiliate Program is Terminated!
I want to thank EVERY Team Lloyd Irvin affiliate for their loyalty and friendship throughout the years and especially during the last 2 months…
However there is clearly a lynch mob made up of a handful of people who will settle for NOTHING other than my head-on-a-stick or me hanging from a tree.
And I don’t believe the majority of our community really wants nor benefits from this never ending pissing contest.
My purpose in making this statement is singular…
The lynch mob has been bullying and abusing my Team Lloyd Irvin affiliate members businesses,and that is downright unfair to them. Attacking me is one thing, attacking my affiliates unfairly is a completely different animal.
And in an effort to preserve my personal relationships with them I am disbanding the association.
This is to serve notice to the lynch mob members that they can stop targeting, bullying and attempting to harm my affiliates businesses because they are no longer affiliates. End of story.
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