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David Starr has been accused of sexual assault and other stuff.  Now more women are speaking out with their experiences, so as day follows night, the accusations are met with she made it up and the like.  Bit worrying to see how many in wrestling are going with the "16 is legal" defence on this, because that isn't predatory behaviour at all, oh no.

Anyway, here is the story.  Much like the wrestling defence, please keep the discussion legal.  Also because wrestling fans are terrible, this isn't #MeToo but #MeTWOOOOOOOO, probably.

https://wrestletalk.com/news/david-starr-responds-to-accusations-of-sexual-abuse/

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There's three British wrestlers accused on Twitter this evening as well. Just search David Starr and you'll soon see posts about the others. 

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And there is stuff about how some promotions have been less than supportive of those who have come forward.  I'm not familiar with the British Wrestling scene, but what I've read is horrific.

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6 minutes ago, Keith Houchen said:

David Starr has been accused of sexual assault and other stuff.  Now more women are speaking out with their experiences, so as day follows night, the accusations are met with she made it up and the like.  Bit worrying to see how many in wrestling are going with the "16 is legal" defence on this, because that isn't predatory behaviour at all, oh no.

Anyway, here is the story.  Much like the wrestling defence, please keep the discussion legal.  Also because wrestling fans are terrible, this isn't #MeToo but #MeTWOOOOOOOO, probably.

https://wrestletalk.com/news/david-starr-responds-to-accusations-of-sexual-abuse/

Are these UK based allegations or US? Because if it’s US, and while age of consent varies state by state, I believe the majority of states have it set at 18 years of age.

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apparently uk, there's some sort of list that's being compiled and there's like 45 female wrestlers that have came forward........the latest name to be name dropped is ligero

Sanjay Bagga (not heard that name in years)

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David Starr is also refusing to take responsibility. He's posting that he was "a shit boyfriend" but never assaulted anyone; yet more stuff keeps coming out and he is refusing to acknowledge it. 

 

My Twitter feed (and I don't even follow that much Brit Wres) is full of it and it's horrible to see.

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No idea, first I've heard of it although I've been out of the scene for years. Strange lad, wouldn't have thought this though!

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If any of these guys are mates with Will Ospreay, they'll be fine.

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For fuck’s sake. It’s not hard to be a decent human being.

I just hope those that have stories to tell keep sharing, find closure, and justice.

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12 minutes ago, Devon Malcolm said:

If any of these guys are mates with Will Ospreay, they'll be fine.

It's heart warming to see how many people are calling him out again on twitter again for being a shit house 

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