NWA Vice President David Lagana has been accused of sexual assault by independent wrestler Liz Savage. On her Twitter account Savage claimed that the sexual assault happened ten years ago.
According to Savage, she had to take a hiatus from wrestling due to the alleged assault, which took place in 2010 while working between TNA and ROH. She said that they were friends and Lagana told her that she could stay with him until she could find her own place, he also said that he would put her on NWA Championship Wrestling From Hollywood.
Savage claims that after moving to LA with him he mostly ignored her for two months, and supposedly were sharing a bed platonically (with their clothes on). One day she woke up and Lagana had his hands down her pants and was “touching himself.” When she realized what was happening she pretended she was still asleep and pulled away. He supposedly kicked here out that week.
Savage didn’t go to the police because “They don’t help sexual assault victims” and didn’t post on social media because she “knew it would get ugly and they would blame me and say I was just trying to get famous.”
Lagana has yet to respond, but you can see Savage’s full post below.
After being friends with David Lagana for four years he sexually assaulted me.
I moved to LA after two years of him asking me to come out. He told me I was a real friend to him as I had been there for him when he was at his lowest, he wanted to bring me out to LA for work.
He was back and forth between (ROH/TNA) companies at the time (2010) but told me if I came to LA he would put me on NWA Hollywood and he needed someone to help him make the wrestling promotion agency he wanted to run a reality. I could even stay with him until I got my place and he’d show me around. None of this happened except the moving part.
I moved my whole life across the country to find out his roommate who he said was cool with it…had no idea I was coming. Luckily that wasn’t the bad situation. We got along fine. Dave either completely ignored me or was on the road. No problem…I am self-reliant. But LA is always tougher than you would imagine.
I shared a bed with Dave, though nothing was romantic or sexual. In fact, he never made a move on me ever during waking hours. I trusted him completely even though things weren’t going as planned. I figured work was rough and as a writer myself, I know focusing can be tough, and he had work transitions going on.
About two months into my stay, I had gotten a job and was working very little, my savings was running dry from adventures all over job hunting, one night he was home and we went to bed. Everything was normal. We had clothes on, I fell asleep.
I woke up in the middle night of the night and he had his hand down the front of my pants underneath my underwear. He was also touching himself. I was scared. I froze for a moment and pretended I was asleep. Then I tossed hard and pulled away, hoping he would leave me alone. He did. Then he kicked me out that week with less than a week’s notice.
I have spoken to very few people about this…mainly because I was mad at myself for letting this happen.
I didn’t go to the police because f–k the police. They don’t help sexual assault victims.
I didn’t go to wrestling Twitter because I knew it would get ugly and they would blame me and say I was just trying to get famous. I wasn’t.
And now I have nothing left to prove. If you don’t want to book me…oh f–k well. Am I a mess of controversy in other ways? You bet. Am I malicious? Nope. Just pi–sed I didn’t break his f–cking arm.
Huge fan of pro-wrestling for over 25 years. Lived through the Monday night wars (WWE/WCW) and the ECW revolution. Currently a big fan of Lucha Underground, NXT, MLW, PWG, and even Impact Wrestling…