Sexual Battery Charge Dropped Against WWE Recruit

Sexual Battery Charge Dropped Against WWE Recruit WWE

The sexual battery charge against AJ Ferrari, 22, a WWE Next In Line (NIL) recruit, has been dropped.

As reported by The Oklahoman, the charge was dropped on Friday, October 13 in Payne County District Court.

The motion to dismiss the case was filed by district attorney Laura Austin Thomas after a 15-month investigation.

Ferrari was initially arrested in August 2022 stemming from an alleged incident a month prior.

Thomas’ motion included the following:

“The young woman who is at the center of this matter has endured in the last year vicious attacks on multiple forms of social media, continuing trauma, blame, harassment, ostracism and indirect threats to her career. 

“She has made the very difficult decision after consultation with her family that her further involvement is much less important than her health, a career that she loves and the ugliness and hatred that she encounters and suffers each time this matter progresses into the next step.”

Ferrari’s attorney, Derek Chance, told The Oklahoman:

“While we were ready and willing to try this case, which would have ultimately proven AJ’s innocence, we appreciate the District Attorney’s decision to dismiss this case.

“We were wholly unaware of ‘vicious attacks’ and the ‘ugliness and hatred’ referenced in the Order of Dismissal. AJ looks forward to putting this case behind him and returning to the life he has worked so hard to build.”

We’ll keep you posted with any further updates.

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8 months ago by Liam Winnard

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