Daniel Rose, the lawyer of WWE star Matt Riddle, has issued a new statement regarding the sexual assault and stalking case involving his client.
Independent wrestler Candy Cartwright (real name Samantha Tavel) had accused Riddle of sexually assaulting her during a consensual affair between the two.
Riddle had then filed a restraining order against her for stalking him, but in the most recent update to the case, voluntarily withdrew the order just days before a scheduled hearing.
Riddle’s lawyer Rose wrote:
On July 14, 2020, our client Matthew Riddle only sought a cyberstalking injunction against Samantha Tavel. The Court set it for hearing as they found probable cause for the matter to be heard. It was represented to our client and our firm that Ms Tavel had moved on with her life and our client would no longer need to continue with the cyberstalking injunction. Our client then dismissed the cyberstalking injunction (without prejudice) which left all of his legal remedies open and allowed for closure. Today, our client has elected to file a civil suit against Ms Tavel for her continued false and defamatory statements that our client sexually assaulted her. No further statements will be made on social media on this matter at this time.
Riddle has an on-screen performer on SmackDown thus far but we’ll have to see if these new developments lead to the company opting to remove him for the time being.
WrestleTalk.com will keep you up to date with any further developments.