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.
One story shared by wrestler Sully Banger involved Major League Wrestling ring announcer Mark Adam Haggerty. Banger posted screenshots on Twitter which allegedly show Haggerty sending inappropriate messages to a 15-year-old child.
Banger tweeted: "Here are inappropriate exchanges between Mark Haggerty and a 15 year old child. The kid and their parents have consented to this being shared, but will remain anonymous. The kid has said they TOLD mark they were 15, and mentioned being a freshman in high school more than once.
"When confronted initially Mark stated that he blocked the individual the second he found out their age, but the kid was the one to block him after (so that was a lie). This is inappropriate, Mark is in a position of power and holds a very high status in this business."
MLW announced on Sunday that Haggerty has been released. The promotion wrote: "MLW has released Mark Adam Haggerty."
MLW founder Court Bauer also announced the promotion will investigate any abuse allegations involving members of their roster.