Brett Lauderdale comments on the unfortunate alleged sexual assault that occurred during The Collective.
Unfortunately, The Collective weekend, which was to be a positive celebration of independent wrestling and the diversity of its performers, became the setting of an alleged sexual assault perpetrated by Logan Stunt.
Gear maker Teena Louise took to Twitter on Friday, October 9, stating that she had been through a startling ordeal but was not ready to provide details before stating that the weekend had been soured for her
Today was very eye opening and I’m not ready or willing to provide details because I’m still pretty shook. As of right now, I am fulfilling all gear orders I currently have and will only take select/repeat clients. Everyone else outside of that will be on a case by case basis— *•.¸ Dutchess ɬɛɛŋą-Ɩơųıʂɛ ¸.•* (@IM_Teena_Louise) October 9, 2020
If you have any questions as to whether or not I will take you on as a client or keep you as a client, you can message me and I will respond. Thank you.— *•.¸ Dutchess ɬɛɛŋą-Ɩơųıʂɛ ¸.•* (@IM_Teena_Louise) October 9, 2020
Then, on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, she once again took to Twitter in an effort to provide details of the alleged incident that occurred. In her statement, she says that on the previous Friday, Logan Stunt attempted to grope her twice and pressured her to engage in sexual acts with him in her car.
On Friday, October 9th, 2020 I was prepping for gear delivery at the collective. I had trouble getting a hold of two clients and one was picking up gear for a client who had to miss collective. I managed to get another worker to deliver one set of gear for me but had to find the other two in my own. I seen Logan Stunt and said hey because in my mind we were friends as we talked every so often touching base. After I noticed my client who had his gear, I asked if Logan wanted to talk with me by my car while I smoked since he had wanted to hang out and was walking around. We did.
At this point, while I was smoking, Logan attempted to grope me twice wanting to see my breasts. I tried to laugh it off but internally I was uncomfortable and made a comment about my uncomfortability. There was even a comment made about how he could start having sex at any time he wanted. There was pressure to do sexual acts in my car. Logan got distracted by someone he seen and left.
I moved my car to fan parking as I realized I parked in the wrong area. I tried getting through Jimmy's DF event but felt gross and ashamed because I take my career in gearmaking very serious. I missed several events that day and attempted to sit through AIW through PB Smooth Match and had to leave. I felt nauseated, watched, embarrassed and a multitude of emotions.
Logan messaged me to make sure I was okay and apologized in text for making me feel the way he did.
After initially posting Kevin Gill reached out to check my safety and to find more info for GCW to handle internally. Without my medication I felt enormous amounts of pressure to "name names" but couldn't because I was far away from home, friends who were going to the events couldn't be found, logan was booked on all cards and I felt I would destroy collective and didn't want to be blackballed and lose all my precious, dear to my heart clients.
It was more than my anxiety and PTSD could take. I came back to Effy's event because I felt safe knowing Faye Jackson would be there behind me.
This was the only event I could stay through emotionally. I missed out on supporting my clients and performing to the best of my abilities to help people who needed help with their gear. I didn't go to spring break, I checked out Sunday morning at 6 am and drove home having multiple emotional breakdowns along the way.
When I got home I was preparing to try and accept the apology Logan had given me in a text a few hours after AIW. However, another very young person who reached out to me to support me shared with me they too had uncomfortable meetings with Logan in the past and I wasn't alone. It isn't my story and not my life to share their experience but I hope I give them power to feel they can.
I am not wanting a spectacle, I want people to learn and grow, promoters to have sensitivity training or an action plan how they will handle it whether it's wrestlers court, suspensions etc.
I do not want pity, I want my life normal again whatever that may be here on out. Those moments made me want to give up my dream of being a gearmaker. Something I have busted my ass in doing for many years. I was willing to end my existence, my driving force, my livelihood to never feel this way again.
I've had many workers of all types reach out and show support and I thank you. I know I will lose potential clients over this but I'm okay with that. You do you. I just want peace.
I've started therapy today, prescribed sedatives so I can finally sleep at night, starting to keep food down, afraid of the repairmen in my home without someone I trust, afraid of people walking too fast behind me, and scared to be alone at events again. It will be a while before I go to shows.
This doesn't fall on the promoters, it falls on one person. I hope he grows and learns from this and that it's not okay.
In an interview with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, Brett Lauderdale commented on the alleged incident saying that GCW immediately made contact and asked what they could do to make Teena feel comfortable and safe.
“I obviously was not present when this incident took place, nor do I know the exact timeline. I have a rough idea based on what the accuser has stated. I can't make a judgment on what happened. I can't say she's lying and I can't say he's guilty, that's not my role," Brett stated. “When word started to leak out and she made a post on social media, people from GCW immediately attempted to contact her and did make contact with her. They asked her what happened? ‘What can we do? How can we handle this for you? How can we make you feel safe?’ This was done instantly. We maintained communication throughout the day and weekend. We made all attempts to handle the situation and did it the best we could. I don't want to get into too much detail. We spoke to this person and did what was asked of this person and to the best of our abilities. I'm not sure what else we can do that affect. We can't tell this person what to do, it's up to them to decide how they want to handle it. We did our part and if there's something else we could have done, I would love to know. We did the best we could based on what we knew at the time.”
Brett would also say that Logan was able to work the rest of the weekend because, at the time, there was no name given, and had they known it was Logan, immediate action would have been taken.
“We didn't know Logan Stunt was the accused individual and he ended up being there the rest of the weekend. It wasn't because we knew and said, 'that's alright, let him finish the weekend.' We didn't know it was him. When we attempted to find out who it was, we were not given a name, so we were not able to act on that. Had we known, we would have taken some action.”
Teena has responded to Brett’s remarks via Twitter. In her response, she says that Brett’s statement was accurate and names Kevin Gill as the GCW representative she was in contact with before going on to further detail why she waited until Wednesday to name Logan and further stating that she feels Logan will get help and move forward just as she is doing the same.
Not Brett. It JUST happened. Like literally they were on top of me as soon as I made my initial post. Again, I was scared at the time about my career, what would happen if I outed someone at collective etc. hindsight yes maybe I should’ve said something then. But for my personal— *•.¸ Dutchess ɬɛɛŋą-Ɩơųıʂɛ ¸.•* (@IM_Teena_Louise) October 17, 2020
Decisions until I was medicated and felt safe to do so. I do NOT blame @GCWrestling_ in anyway, it’s totally unfair to because it was one persons bad choice. As for what @SeanRossSapp said, I haven’t had a lot of people give me grief only 3, far as I know, based on every sendin— *•.¸ Dutchess ɬɛɛŋą-Ɩơųıʂɛ ¸.•* (@IM_Teena_Louise) October 17, 2020
I don’t fault anyone who says what he said because it’s true. He wasn’t there. Big deal... but I ask that people not use the situation to find faults within GCW because it could’ve been at any event, any place, any time and I feel like if it wasn’t GCW people wouldn’t use my— *•.¸ Dutchess ɬɛɛŋą-Ɩơųıʂɛ ¸.•* (@IM_Teena_Louise) October 17, 2020
As hard. It’s still hard. But I’m confident Logan will get help and move on as I am getting therapy and moving forward.— *•.¸ Dutchess ɬɛɛŋą-Ɩơųıʂɛ ¸.•* (@IM_Teena_Louise) October 17, 2020
Brett Lauderdale also spoke about the positive COVID-19 cases that some performers who worked at The Collective have since received. You can check out the full interview at this link.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, you can get help by contacting RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)