2018 Mr. Olympia champ Shawn Rhoden was recently accused of sexual assault of a female bodybuilder. However, the story has gotten another layer, as reports defending Rhoden are coming in.
To recap the case thus far, Shawn Rhoden was accused of raping a female bodybuilder in a Utah hotel, at the end of 2018. According to reports, the female in question was forced into a situation where she was uncomfortable but could not leave. Finally, when Rhoden let her go, she claims to have gone directly to authorities. Here, she was administered a rape kit test, where DNA and lacerations were found.
Despite this news, the case is developing further. According to a report from Ron Harris from Muscular Development, Rhoden was able to pass two different types of lie detector tests.
This occurred shortly after the incident. In both instances, Rhoden maintained that the events were consensual in nature. However, the source of the alleged information is currently unknown.
“I spoke with someone who is very close to the case. I can not say who. But trust me, this is someone on the inside. This information is 100% accurate and reliable.
Shawn Rhoden did take not one, but two lie detector tests shortly after this alleged incident that occurred last October, and he passed both of them.
He took a standard polygraph, and he took a new type of lie detector test, used in various law enforcement circles, known as EyeDetect.
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This is an interesting development with Shawn Rhoden.
EyeDetect is a new type of polygraph that uses subtle eye movements to detect lies. This compares to the normal polygraph, using heart rate and breathing. While it is important to note that neither test is admissible in court, passing both tests does count for something.
Rhoden was supposed to attempt to defend his Mr. Olympia title, at this year’s event.
Yet, following this recent case, it was announced that his ability to participate in Mr. Olympia is revoked until further notice. While one should be sure to remember he is innocent until proven guilty, it is good to see action being taken.
Stay tuned to FitnessVolt for further updates as the case develops.