Matt Riddle, whose name was mentioned in the #SpeakingOut movement, has opened up on the sexual assault allegation levied against him.
WWE Superstar Matt Riddle has released a video on his social media addressing the sexual allegation charges against him. Independent wrestler Candy Cartwright accused Riddle of sexual misconduct through the #SpeakingOut movement.
Riddle was quick to share a statement from his lawyer. Riddle has maintained his silence on the matter while Cartwright has occasionally shared pictures and screenshots as proof of a relationship between the two. Riddle has finally accepted that the two did indeed have an affair. However, he has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct through a video statement.
Matt Riddle admits to affair but denies sexual assault
Wanna know the truth about all these allegations watch this video pic.twitter.com/kW4EQqcugx
— matthew riddle (@SuperKingofBros) July 8, 2020
“I’m gonna make this quick. I have never – in my entire life – sexually assaulted a man, woman, or anybody. And that includes Samantha Tavel, Candy Cartwright. I never sexually assaulted you.
“The story about that van trip, and the driver being asleep, and me forcing you to do stuff, and hop on whatever – is a complete lie, it’s a fabricated story because you’re still mad. You know why you’re mad? Because yes, you’re right. We had an affair.
“You have plenty of evidence of that. And you know what? I never denied it. Because it happened. Do I want to talk about it, do I really want to share about it? No. It’s embarrassing, because I feel like a real piece of crap, cheating on my wife and doing that. And now having to talk about it publicly, but I have to.
“We had a relationship. We had a fling. I started to get sad and depressed because I was lying to my wife so much to hide what I was doing. I was lying to all my friends because I didn’t want anybody to know, because it’s not something cool – I didn’t want to brag about it.
“I tried to end it. I told my wife about you and us. I tried to end it. I blocked you, I blocked your social media. You then started using messaging apps. You kept coming. I blocked those. You got my – I got a new number, you got my new number and kept messaging me.
“You literally got on social media accounts for other companies, kept messaging me until I blocked them. Now you have literally started harassing me, showing up to hotels harassing my friends, ‘where is he? where is he? where is he?’ At this point you have to realize, if you don’t think you’re stalking me or harassing me – you’re crazy. And if you’re at home and you don’t think that’s harassment, you’re crazy.”
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