It had been previously reported that several WWE wrestlers from the United Kingdom are among those that have been recently accused of sexual harassment by women who have come forward and spoken out. One of those superstars was Jack Gallagher.
As a result, WWE has issued the following statement:
WWE has come to terms on the release of Jack Gallagher (Jack Claffey).
It should be noted that WWE did not wish him well in his future endeavors, as they normally do when a wrestler is released.
Gallagher has been accused of sexual assault by a woman named Becky, who had the following to say:
“I never thought this is something I would say publicly, but I want others to know that they never need to be ashamed and should feel like they can tell their stories. On New Year’s Eve 2014 I attended a house party and Jack Gallagher (Gentleman Jack) was there. Jack got me drunk. While I acknowledge that I am an adult and can make my own decisions, he was literally pouring straight spirits into my glass, putting it to my mouth and telling me to drink. When I would make myself a drink he would add more alcohol when my glass was unattended. I thought I was in a safe environment and didn’t need to shield my glass.
Jack asked me to sit on his lap, I said no. He then sat on my lap and made advances. The entire time I expressed that I was uncomfortable, but I also didn’t want to make a scene. In hindsight I should have. At the end of the evening I went to the bathroom and Jack barged into the room. I immediately stood up and tried to pull my skirt down. Jack grabbed me and he pulled at my skirt. He pulled so hard he ripped my skirt. I managed to push him away and I left the room, I then immediately left the party. I spent years afterwards downplaying the story, trying not to cause any issues. I’m not going to be silent any longer.”
(note: Becky’s Twitter account is only limited to be viewed by certain people, however, you can find the original post and tweet reference here.)
Check out some of his recent work in WWE:
We will continue to monitor this story and provide more updates as they become available to us.
First and foremost, I applaud these women who are brave enough to speak out about these issues. There is no place for that type of behavior in our society and it must be dealt with swiftly and appropriately. Second, I have a feeling that this is the first of many releases and suspensions that will be coming in the next little while.
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