Candy Cartwright has dropped her lawsuit against WWE’s Matt Riddle after accusing him of sexual assault in 2020.
The circumstances of the firing, presented Monday, are unclear. Cartwright’s attorney, John Chwarzynski Jr., was quoted simply as saying, “The parties have left this in their past and are focused on the future,” according to TMZ.
Cartwright, herself a professional wrestler whose real name is Samantha Tavel, filed a lawsuit against WWE and EVOLVE Wrestling in addition to Riddle, following a social media post she made as part of the #SpeakingOut movement, which aimed to expose the conduct. sexual misconduct in the wrestling industry. She described an incident between her and Riddle, in which he strangled her and forced her to perform oral sex, which allegedly occurred in May 2018. She also accused him of sexually assaulting her in a parking lot in April 2017.
At the time, Chwarzynski said in a statement: “The lawsuit was filed against each defendant seeking $ 10 million each. There is an issue with each defendant and it must be addressed within professional wrestling. WWE has profited from toxic misogyny ever since. the beginning”.
Riddle denied all allegations and maintained that he was the one who had been harassed by Cartwright, and that the two had been involved in an affair but that he had never assaulted her. Despite the allegations, Riddle continued to perform as a prominent member of WWE. Slap brand.
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