Over the weekend, WWE’s Matt Riddle found himself in the midst of controversy while returning from the Superstar Spectacle event in India. According to TMZ, an investigation has been launched by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department following a sexual assault claim made by Riddle against one of their officers at New York’s JFK Airport.
In a now-deleted Instagram post on Sunday (Sept. 10), Riddle shared a photo of the officer involved and wrote about his experience:
“Nothing like being sexually assaulted by an officer and harassed at JFK Airport. No means no, and just because I’m nice doesn’t mean yes!!! Asshole!!! Don’t know their Twitter or Instagram handles, but I took pictures. Normally I’m like whatever, but today was really weird and uncomfortable, and they made a point to make me feel small and useless. Definitely one of the most uncomfortable travel days I’ve ever had. Thanks NYC, you’re so progressive and accepting!”
TMZ’s sources reveal that Port Authority police were called about a “disorderly person” upon deplaning, only to discover that it was Riddle. Officers spoke to Riddle and other witnesses at the time, and while Riddle appeared apologetic, no official report was filed, and he was allowed to leave. Despite the unexpected nature of Riddle’s accusation, the Port Authority is launching an internal investigation into the matter.
Ringside News, a reputable source in the wrestling community, offers a slightly more detailed account. According to an officer on the scene, Riddle was described as “heavily intoxicated” and “acting disruptive” during a flight transfer. WWE has also initiated their own investigation into the incident.
Riddle hinted at the situation on social media, mentioning his departure from JFK without directly addressing his deleted accusation.
While the investigation is ongoing, it is important to remember that allegations should be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated. It is crucial to allow the proper authorities to conduct their inquiries and reach a conclusion based on concrete evidence.
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