BREAKING: Travis Wall removed from 2019 Break the Floor tour due to Star investigation https://t.co/URfJ1j7jE7 pic.twitter.com/dwOQNDGgMm — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 12, 2019
× Expand Sara Marcinkiewicz Break the Floor dance company star Travis Wall was released from a tour date in Denver, Colorado, after a Daily News investigation showed he may have committed a hate crime last summer.
The Breaking911 News Network has uncovered some troubling new information regarding alleged anti-LGBTQ harassment by Travis Wall of the Grammy-nominated dance company Break the Floor.
Wall had been scheduled to dance in Denver, Colorado, on May 12, with his company—along with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts—the following day. However, on May 11, the group was unexpectedly removed from the tour.
• First, Break the Floor’s online management company, It’s All Good Productions, issued a statement denying that Travis was involved in the transgender woman’s death.
• Then, breaking911 talked to a close relative of the alleged victim—who claimed the victim was not using the pronouns he used, but rather “stereotypical female pronouns.”
• Third, Break the Floor co-founders Cari and John Wood released a statement on the Break the Floor Facebook page claiming that Travis’ fall on New Year’s Eve—which broke a rib and caused a nasal fracture—was a tragic accident that occurred as a result of “long-term cocaine use” and a loss of balance.
Upon further investigation, breaking911 learned that Wall may have committed a hate crime in August of 2018, when he allegedly harassed and threatened a transgender woman who was promoting a party by telling her he “believed she was an abomination.”
Break the Floor has been in full-on investigative mode regarding Travis Wall since breaking911 broke the story on May 5, as the professional dancers on the tour told NewNowNext that they felt unsafe due to Wall’s alleged involvement in the incident.
BREAKING911 News Network has not independently verified Travis Wall’s involvement in the incident that took place in August, and has referred to that story as “an incomplete report.” Travis Wall has not commented on the matter beyond his initial message of “zero tolerance” in early May.
This, of course, makes the situation even more problematic. Given the color and seriousness of this alleged hate crime, it’s unclear whether Travis Wall can step back from the company he created and later put on the map, while facing charges for violent harassment in addition to sexual assault.
This story is a collaboration between Breaking911 and NewNowNext.
This article originally appeared on NewNowNext.