Over the weekend, WWE’s Matt Riddle was returning to the US from final week’s Celebrity Spectacle occasion in India. Whereas touring by means of New York’s JFK Airport, an incident involving Riddle occurred. TMZ experiences the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Division (the legislation enforcement arm of the bi-state company which runs transit-related amenities like airports within the area) has launched an investigation into that incident after Riddle made a sexual assault declare in opposition to one among their officers.
The accusation got here in a since-deleted Instagram put up on Sunday (Sept. 10). Together with a photograph of an officer, Riddle wrote:
Nothing like being sexually assaulted by an officer and harassed on the jfk airport, no means no and simply because I’m good doesn’t imply sure!!! Asshole!!! Don’t know they’re Twitter or instagram handles however I took footage, usually I’m like no matter however as we speak was actually bizarre and uncomfortable they usually made a degree to make me really feel small and ineffective. Undoubtedly some of the uncomfortable journey days I’ve ever had thanks NYC you’re so progressive and accepting!
TMZ’s sources say Port Authority police have been known as a couple of “disorderly individual” deplaning. Once they met that individual within the terminal, it turned out to be Riddle. Based on what TMZ was informed, officers spoke to Riddle and different witnesses at the moment. Riddle “appeared apologetic within the second”, no report was filed, and he was allowed to depart. However whereas the company was apparently caught off-guard by Riddle’s accusation after what they felt was a reasonably routine scenario, it’s nonetheless launching an inner investigation into the matter.
Previous to TMZ’s reporting, Ringside Information was protecting the story. Their model is barely extra detailed, with that website claiming to have spoken to an officer on the scene who informed them a “closely intoxicated” Riddle was “performing disruptive” whereas transferring flights.
Ringside additionally says WWE has launched an investigation into the incident.
For his half, Riddle indicated on social media early Sunday morning that he was flying out of JFK. He solely alluded to his deleted accusation: