HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Tonight, WWE has checked in one of their former superstars into rehab in Pennsylvania. This is Tamara Stych, who went by the name Sonny from WWE.
She was a wrestling super star, a diva in the ring, who was inducted into the wrestling hall of fame.
"Especially being the youngest inductee, that especially in an honor," Stych said.
Stych was recently in court in New Haven.
"Your honor, Ms. Stych has huge alcohol and mental health issues. She has complied with her treatment and there is no assaulted behavior alleged in this case," one of her attorney's said in court.
She was arrested five times in the last month in Branford to allegedly violating a protective order against her ex-boyfriend.
News 8 asked her attorney Robert Serafinowicz if she was stalking him, he said, "Not at all. She was just trying to get her belongings back, her cell phone and her wallet and credit cards, that way she could go back to New Jersey to stay with her family."
Her attorney said Stych started out as the victim, the target of some nasty and vicious Facebook attacks from her boyfriend and his current girlfriend. Stych got emotional and overreacted.
"I'm not trying to excuse her behavior but there was a legitimate reason behind it, and this is not the normal behavior that she engages in, and if you look at her past she has never engaged in ever before," Serafinowicz said.
In a written statement sent to News 8 from rehab tonight, Stych says, "I am determined to overcome these past difficulties and put this situation behind me. I am a strong person and I am determined to overcome any obstacles that may stand in my way and I am only thinking about moving forward and achieving success."
Stych was released from jail into the custody of WWE, who drove her to Pennsylvania, where she has already been checked into a rehab clinic.
"Tonight she is going to go through intake and then they will get started on everything tomorrow morning," Serafinowicz said.
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