A VICTORIA’s Secret model has revealed a former music teacher asked for pictures and sent her inappropriate messages.
Bridget Malcolm spoke out after Bobby Gallo, the former head of music at the girls’ school she attended, was banned from teaching for his behavior.
In a video, she said it was “public knowledge” that Gallo lost his license “for serious misconduct towards a student while he was teaching her.”
“I’m that student,” the Australian model said in the Instagram post.
“I’ve been debating whether or not I should waive my right to anonymity because I was a minor when this all happened.
“I’m still in shock, I’m still processing and I definitely had a lot of feelings today.
“I just want to say to my fellow survivors out there that you are not alone, you are stronger than you can possibly know and your future awaits.”
Malcolm was a Victoria’s Secret model between 2015 and 2016, but last year she spoke about the pressure she was feeling because of her weight, which she said made her “malnourished.”
A court document shows the Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia received an email from her in March 2021, the Brisbane Times reports.
She described the 53-year-old teacher’s grooming behavior while he was at Methodist Ladies’ College in Perth, Western Australia.
Between 2007 and 2008, he sent Malcolm personal emails, phone calls, and text messages, but she couldn’t escape him after she graduated.
He then made “personal and inappropriate comments” and “requested photos of the student.”
Gallo also asked to see her when she returned to Perth after a holiday.
He sent a picture of himself and said: “I thought you might like a photo to remember me. I hope you like it!! I do.”
The next day he told her he thought he would send a picture first as she still hadn’t sent one of herself.
He continued, “Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to see you, or better yet, DINNER. But I can’t get my hopes up.”
The Teachers Board found Gallo unfit to be registered as a teacher and was banned from teaching for three years.
Gallo was appointed Music Director of MLC in 2001 and held the same position at Mercy College from 1998-2001.
He left the school in 2012 and was appointed Principal of the School for Performing Arts at John Paul College in Queensland.
His biography states: “Bobby has established himself as one of Australia’s leading music educators, with an impressive track record in a variety of musical settings.
“His musical diversity has enabled him to produce outstanding choirs, orchestras, jazz bands and concert bands.”
MLC Director Dr. Marie Perry said the school was informed of Gallo’s care in March last year and that the complaints were “deeply disturbing”.
dr Perry said MLC has been in “regular contact” with Malcolm since her initial complaint and provided her with “support and assistance.”
“This is a deeply worrying situation and the college sincerely regrets that one of its students was subjected to such behavior by a member of the college staff at the time,” she said.
“The college continues to offer her support.”
She added that no further allegations about Gallo had been received.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6191757/victorias-secret-model-asked-for-pictures-by-teacher/ The Victoria’s Secret model “asked for pictures and sent inappropriate messages” from a perverted teacher at an all-girls school.