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Travis Banks Releases Statement in Response to Allegations by Millie McKenzie, McKenzie Responds

June 20, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Millie McKenzie

– In a series of posts on Twitter, UK wrestler Millie McKenzie shared more details and allegations on her past relationship with NXT UK Superstar Travis Banks that started when she was 17 years old. Earlier today, Banks released a statement in response to her allegations, which McKenzie later responded to and slammed.

As previously reported, McKenzie wrote on her Twitter account, “Very scary doing this. But I don’t want anyone else to have to go through what I did. Things need to change. #SpeakingOut Things didn’t end with Jake. I began training under Travis Banks. When I was 17, we had a secret one year relationship in which he wouldn’t speak to….Me or be near me in public incase anyone would find out. Cheated on me multiple times in-front of my face, and was horrible to me. Had a massive effect on my mental health and self confidence. I hated wrestling and the person I became when I was with him. #speakingout”

McKenzie later shared text messages detailing an event where Banks came to her hotel room and tried to convince her to let him in, despite her continuing refusal. You can view the alleged text messages McKenzie exchanged with Banks that were shared below. McKenzie wrote in the caption of this event, “Finding a hotel I’m staying in, finding my room number and knocking on my door for hours, continuously messing me when I ask you to leave is NOT OKAY.”

Since the release of the tweets and text messages, Travis Banks later released the following statement on his Twitter account:

Millie was a trainee of mine at Fight Club: Pro. She was also a close personal friend. We would be at shows together, attend the same social events, travel together and hang out at the wrestlers house where I was living. It was through this friendship a consensual relationship was formed.

The relationship broke down between both parties and it ended. After it ended we agreed to talk it out. We apologized to each other for any individual actions behind the relationship breakdown. After seeing these comments, I can only repeat my apology. I am truly sorry for any pain caused by the relationship.

Millie McKenzie then responded to the statement put out by Banks with the following via Twitter:

How dare you Travis. I never had anything to apologize for. You manipulated your position of power over me. At 17 years of age, I had no idea what a relationship actually entailed.The mental and emotional hurt you put me through is INEXCUSABLE

and I am not the only one of your trainees that you’ve done this to. You are a liar, a manipulative person with no conscious and you always believe your in the right. You are NOT RIGHT. I am not scared of you anymore, you hold no power over me …to all the people that messaged saying they wish they could have done more at the time. PLEASE help me now to create a safe working environment for me again and others. Don’t protect him this time just becuase he’s your friend.

As previously reported, PROGRESS Wrestling has indefinitely suspended Travis Banks in response to the recent allegations made against him.