Anthem Issue Statement On Abuse Allegations Against Members Of The IMPACT Wrestling Roster

Brave men and women have been sharing their stories in the last 5 days...

Over the past five days, brave men and women have shared their stories of surviving abuse in the British professional wrestling scene and beyond through #SpeakingOut.

Multiple stories have included members of the IMPACT Wrestling roster Joey Ryan, Michael Elgin, and Dave Crist. 

Wrestler Kaitlin Diemond shared her story involving Elgin in which she said he sent unsolicited pictures of his genitals to her in 2016. She wrote: "Who wants to see Mike Elgins dick pic? I still have the convo, unwanted photo, and emails he tried to send me under a fake name in 2016. @JordynneGrace tried to help me bring this to light when his first scandal came out but the wrestling media didn't care." 

An ex-girlfriend of Crist's by the name of Hannah said he abused her during their relationship, while a former student shared that Crist tried to groom her. 

Numerous allegations of abuse have emerged involving Joey Ryan.

IMPACT Wrestling is yet to comment on the allegations but their parent company Anthem released the following statement to PWInsider: "It is a core value of the Anthem organization that we conduct our business with respect and integrity, providing a safe and secure work environment for our employees and performers. We are following carefully the various allegations being made through social media, and are reviewing all incidents involving IMPACT Wrestling talent and personnel to determine an appropriate course of action."


 

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