Jack Gallagher Makes Public Statement On Sexual Assault Allegations And WWE Release
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WWE released Jack Gallagher on June 19 after multiple allegations of sexual assault against the former WWE 205 Live star. Now, Gallagher has made a public statement on the allegations and his WWE release:
“Following an allegation made in June 2020 as part of the #SpeakingOut movement, I was released from my contract with the WWE.
I didn’t release a statement then because it didn’t feel the right thing to do at the time. I have now taken the time to process what has happened and would like to respond.
In 2014, at a New Year’s Eve party, I met a young woman and my behaviour towards her was inappropriate. As this party was nearly six years ago and I had drunk quite a large amount of alcohol that night, I do not recollect what happened.
I wish to make it clear that drinking is not an excuse for my behavior that night. I want to express my deepest regrets, and I am genuinely sorry for the upset that I have caused.
Following these allegations, I proactively contacted the Head of WWE Talent Relations to take responsibility for my actions, as I was aware that the woman who made the allegations and I had both attended the same New Year’s Eve party. I was then informed that this would be a breach of the company ethics policy, and this is what lead [sic] to my release from my contract with the WWE.
This isolated incident is not reflective of my behaviour and attitude towards women. As a man, I know I can do better, and with the support of my wife, I have taken the time over the last few months to understand what I can do. But this is not about me, but about the women that come forward as part of the #SpeakingOut movement. I will continue to support women and this movement to the best of my ability.”
Breaking my silence following the media stories from June 2020. pic.twitter.com/f5woTgkd5W
— Jack Claffey (@MrCaptJack) October 4, 2020