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WWE releases Jack Gallagher following sexual assault claim


After a woman came forward with a story detailing a sexual assault at a party, WWE announced they have come to terms on the release of Jack Gallagher.

The woman, who calls herself Becky, tweeted a story of a 2014 New Year's Eve party where she said Gallagher was trying to get her drunk, made continued advances despite being told no, and then burst into a bathroom and ripped her skirt down before she was able to leave.

She later tweeted a conversation between Gallagher (real name Oliver Claffey) and the person that owned the house where the party was held, saying he has no recollection of the event but wanted to apologize to her.

The 30-year-old has been with WWE since 2016 after a run on the UK independent scene. He also had a brief stint as an amateur MMA fighter and there were some rumors Bellator MMA might be interested in his services.

Earlier Friday, WWE released a no tolerance statement related to various forms of abuse. Several WWE-signed wrestlers, including Matt Riddle, Ligero and Jordan Devlin, all denied sexual assault claims as the #SpeakingOut movement has exposed wrestlers and others in the pro wrestling industry of sexual abuse and assault.