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Jack Gallagher, Joey Ryan, Michael Elgin and Wolfgang All Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

June 19, 2020 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Jack Gallagher, Joey Ryan Image Credit: WWE

UPDATED: You can throw Jack Gallagher’s name on the list now, as the 205 Live star is the latest to be accused of sexual assault.

A woman named Becky wrote: “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.

Original: Many women are speaking out against men in the wrestling industry with accusations of sexual assault, with Matt Riddle being the latest. Several other wrestlers have also been accused, including NXT UK’s Wolfgang, independent star Joey Ryan and Impact Wrestling’s Michael Elgin. In the case of Ryan, it’s sexual assault, while Elgin is accused of sending unwanted photos of his genitalia and Wolfgang of emotional abuse and taking photos of schoolgirls.

One woman said of Elgin: “Who wants to see Mike Elgins dick pic? I still have the convo, unwanted photo, and emails he tried to send me under a fake name in 2016. @JordynneGrace tried to help me bring this to light when his first scandal came out but the wrestling media didn’t care #SpeakingOut

Finally, one woman said of Ryan: “Hey y’all. One time I was picking up Joey Ryan from the airport and he like groped my thigh and chest WHILE I WAS DRIVING. Tried to get me to go to his hotel room; and then kissed me to convince me to do so. I told the promoter of the show (who was also the man responsible for a good amount of my training because I was attending his school at the time). I was doing the airport pickup for about this and he said he was so sorry that he felt terrible that he put me in danger like that. He promised me he would never book Joey Ryan again. LO AND BEHOLD A YEAR AND A HALF LATER, he books Joey Ryan. I can’t believe I trusted him.