Speaking Out: Every Wrestler Alleged To Have Committed Sexual Assault


Hamish Woodward

A number of wrestlers were impacted by the Speaking Out movement, with many stars ending their careers after their alleged crimes came to light.

This included WWE, AEW and British wrestling stars. The movement was a wake-up call for many in the UK, as it saw a host of top stars who were previously beloved outed as horrible people.

What was the Speaking Out Movement?

The “Speaking Out Movement” was wrestling’s answer to Hollywood’s “#MeToo Movement”. It was a grassroots movement in professional wrestling in mid-2020, exposing a number of sexual predators in the business.

Multiple women came forward about their experiences via social media. The accused were mainly members of the British wrestling community, although a handful of international stars were also involved.

In this article, we’re going to detail every wrestler who was accused of sexual misconduct in the Speaking Out movement. You can click to read more about ever case when you reach the section you’d like to learn more about.

David Starr

David Starr was the first person accused during the Speaking Out Movement, and allegations against him kick-started the entire movement. He quit wrestling soon after.

Read More About David Starr’s Allegations

Jimmy Havoc

AEW’s Jimmy Havoc was one of the biggest stars accused during Speaking Out. He entered rehab soon after the allegations, and was fired from AEW in the summer of 2020.

Read More About Jimmy Havoc’s Allegations

Marty Scurll

Marty Scurll had the world at his feet. He was part of the Elite and the ROH Booker, but threw it all away when allegations came out about him taking advantage of a trainee.

Read More About Marty Scurll’s Allegations

Will Ospreay

Will Ospreay was accused of getting one woman blackballed from the industry, following an alleged sexual assault in 2017.

Read More About Will Ospreay’s Allegations

Jack Gallagher

WWE fired “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher in 2020, after he allegedly admitted to crimes he was accused of in the Speaking Out movement.

Read More About Jack Gallagher’s Allegations

JD McDonagh

The former Jordan Devlin kept his job in WWE, soon becoming JD McDonagh, despite abuse allegations being levied against him in 2020.

Read More About JD McDonagh’s Allegations


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