WWE Superstar Matt Riddle has filed a civil suit against Candy Cartwright, the woman who accused him publicly of sexual assault during the #SpeakingOut movement.
Riddle was in the process of requesting a restraining order against Cartwright, but dropped the petition just days before filing this civil suit.
Riddle's lawyer stated the following:
“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.”
Cartwright tweeted the following:
I would like to thank @TIMESUPLDF for helping me through these difficult months and helping me push back against these claims. I also want to thank everyone who supported me in this. I appreciate every single one of you. pic.twitter.com/nSJUYXByQu— Candy Cartwright (@CandyCartwright) September 17, 2020