Dave Sevigny Speaks Out

Accusations and rumors are tough to handle on a daily basis and even more so when your reputation is at stake.   I grew up learning a good reputation can be more valuable than money.  Recently, Dave Sevigny’s integrity has come into question.  In a situation out of his control, gossip and rumors abound questioning the character and actions of a very close friend of ours.   An innocent man now can set the record straight and let his voice be heard.  Gossip can be infectious and destroy a person’s life.  We are proud to see him standing strong and we know he will continue to succeed and perform like the champion we all know and love.

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Public Statement by Dave Sevigny, 9/28/11

by Dave Sevigny on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 4:57pm

Now that my 2011 season is over I wish to address what at least one person has referred to as “the elephant in the room”.

Please rest assured, I am as shocked as anyone regarding the accusations involving Billy Abbate and a fifteen year old minor.  It has been incredibly hurtful to hear some people are speculating that I may have also been involved. Nothing could be further from the truth.  Let me be clear: I am not a suspect, nor will I ever be.  I also was not a witness to any inappropriate behavior between the two, nor did I have any reason to suspect much less know that Abbate was engaging in a secret and illegal affair with the minor girl. 

I have heard criticisms that I somehow should have known about the secret relationship between the minor and Mr. Abbate.  I don’t see how, especially when I was not told the truth about their “friendship”.  In fact, the family of the minor and Mr. Abbate had a closer relationship than I ever did with either party.  I have also heard rumors that I engaged in lewd or distasteful acts with the minor.  Rest assured, these disgusting rumors are patently false.  I don’t know if a specific individual is purposely spreading lies or if people are just widely speculating that I must somehow be involved because of my recent departure from my old sponsor.  Regardless, I want to set the record straight and hope this puts an end to these sickening rumors.

Throughout my eleven year association with my former sponsor (eight years of which I served as an employee), I was completely loyal to the company.   I acted as a mentor to numerous shooting team members and built a winning record of 150+ major championship wins using products from this company.  I am proud of what I have accomplished.  Some have said that I am taking the rest of the year off.  While I am done competing this season by choice, I will rise above this unfortunate incident and will work hard on building a brand that will endure, just like I did before. 

Respectfully,

Dave Sevigny

With character, integrity and the principles of a true champion, Dave Sevigny will come out ahead of the crowd.  We know Dave will be a winning asset to any brand who supports him and will continue to win national championships.  He’s a remarkable athlete, a good person and a true friend.  Don’t fall for the rumors or accusations.

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One Response to Dave Sevigny Speaks Out

  1. Thanks Danny for posting your thoughts on this unfortunate subject. I think everyone can agree that there’s not a whole lot to gain when things like this happen. One thing we might learn is that parents need to be guardians, not once in a while, but all the time. Thanks for supporting Dave. He’s a long time ambassador to the sport and that shouldn’t change because of other people’s actions and poor choices.

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