Metro UK is reporting that the WWE has terminated NXT UK stars Ligero and Travis Banks as a result of allegations made against them.
Ligero (Simon Musk) was accused of inappropriate behaviour towards his students. Ligero denied the accusations by Violet O’Hara/Claire-Michelle Oldfield.
“The current story that has been released by Violet O’Hara/Claire-Michelle Oldfield is neither accurate nor true. This is a completely false allegation and whilst I’ve done other things in my life that I deeply regret, this isn’t an accurate or truthful portrayal of events. This is something I strongly deny and is something I’ve been in the process of speaking to a legal team about,” he wrote after Violet O’Hara/Claire-Michelle Oldfield accused him of sexual assault after a night of clubbing with a group of friends.
He did admit though to inappropriately interacting with another student.
“Regarding the other statements from people like Laura, Natalie who have spoken out about the way they were made to feel, and others that have come forward about unwanted messages, I have no excuse. It’s inappropriate, it’s an embarrassment and it’s an absolute shameful way to act from someone in a position of trust. I sincerely apologise for my actions and any hurt I’ve caused. This is something I strongly deny and is something I’ve been in the process of speaking to a legal team about. I have no justification of my actions in the slightest. In these situations, I have failed people as a friend, as a fiancée and as a decent human being.”
Indie wrestler Millie McKenzie claimed Banks had an unstable relationship with the 17-year-old indie wrestler Millie McKenzie.
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. pic.twitter.com/SKGnQjFhYj
— Millie Mckenzie ミリー・マッケンジー (@MillieMcKenzie0) June 20, 2020
Banks issued this statement:
I’d like to issue a statement regarding Millie McKenzie’s comments: 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.
In England and Wales the age of consent is 16-years-old but those under the age of 18 are deemed unable to have given consent if the sexual activity is with family member or an adult in a “position of trust”. If that person in a position of trust is over 18 it is an offence for them to have any sexual activity with a person under the age of 18. The “position of trust” definition is currently limited to certain regulated settings and positions such as a school teacher, social worker or doctor. If that person is no longer in a “position of trust”, the laws no longer apply.