RELATED STORIES NBC is severing connections with Drew Drechsel after the American Ninja Warrior champ was charged with numerous kid sex crimes.
Fees brought against the 31-year-old Florida citizen consist of the production of youngster pornography, enticement of a minor to take a trip for illegal sex-related conduct, travel with the intent to take part in illicit sex-related conduct with a minor and use interstate business to entice a small, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of New Jersey.
“We are shocked as well as disturbed to learn more about the charges alleged against Drew Drechsel,” NBC said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “American Ninja Warrior is a family reveal that has motivated many people, as well as we will not allow the actions of one contestant stain the hard work and also amazing tales of many. Moving forward, the American Ninja Warrior brand will sever all ties with Mr. Drechsel, including his look on future seasons of the show.”
Drechsel’s legal representative, Frank J. Riccio II, launched a statement on Twitter, disclosing that his client “means on getting in a ‘blameless’ plea.” Review his tweet in full below:
Regarding Drew Dreschel: https://t.co/xthvEOO3Hi—Frank J. Riccio II(@RiccioLaw)August 04, 2020 In May 2019, Dreschel became one of just three competitors to full Stage 4 and officially make the title of “American Ninja Warrior. “Drechsel had been competing on the show since Season 3(2011), making it to the National Finals 6 times before ultimately winning the$1 million reward in the Season 11 finale.