Joseph Meehan, known in pro-wrestling as Joey Ryan, has won a default judgement in a lawsuit against one of his speaking out accusers.
What the default judgement means is that the accuser did not respond to the lawsuit in time. It does not mean anything was actually proven either way.
The lawsuit had been filed by Meehan on October 7, claiming the allegations made against him were false, and they had damaged his reputation and livelihood.
Heel By Nature obtained court documents in which Meehan’s legal counsel states that the defendant had been served with a court summons, as well as a copy of the complaint by a processing agent, “on or about” October 26.
The defendant did not respond to either of those. Here’s what it says in the documents:
On or about October 26, 2020, I received notice from One Legal that the summons, pleadings and documents were served on defendant by substitute service on that same day. After being directed to do so by One Legal, I received the proof of service by downloading the proof of service from the One Legal website, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 1 and on file herein as Document number 10.
I have not received any communication from any person purporting to be [REDACTED] or a representative of [REDACTED]. Defendant, [REDACTED], has not responded to the Summons and Complaint served on her on October 26, 2020 under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 or otherwise within the time period provided by law.
Court documents also indicate that the summons was not served directly to the defendant as she was not present, but was left at her residence.
This was originally noted by SoCalUncensored