Kelleway: More Reports Of Alleged Sexual Harassment In Racing Industry

by | 11.18.2017 | 7:47pm

After her allegations of sexual harassment were released in a newspaper interview earlier this month, former-jockey-turned-trainer Gay Kelleway told that another 12 individuals have reached out to her with similar experiences. While Kelleway has chosen to speak out against the abuse, she said it is understandable that others may want to stay silent.

“Some (people I've heard from) don't really want to come out. They say it's in the past and they don't want to rake it up again, which is fair enough. It's hard to rake that stuff up,” Kelleway said. “Some feel humiliated coming out, embarrassed. Dirty, I suppose, is a word you could use – but I think if they could come out and feel strong enough, I would encourage them to speak up.”

The British Horseracing Authority's Will Lambe reports that the association was “shocked” at Kelleway's allegations, and encouraged any potential victims to come forward “because it's not acceptable in our sport,” and “the authorities will treat such matters seriously.”


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