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WWE RELEASES Enzo Amore following rape allegation

Post by cero2k » Jan 22nd, '18, 15:56

Source: f4wonline.com

UPDATE---------------------------

WWE has come to terms on the release of Eric Arndt (Enzo Amore).


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By Joseph Currier and Dave Meltzer

Enzo Amore has been suspended by WWE after a rape allegation against him was made public online today.

WWE's statement: “WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault. Until this matter is resolved, Eric Arndt (aka Enzo Amore) has been suspended.”

On Twitter, a woman using the handle "missgucciwitch" wrote, "OKAY..it’s been long enough & I have been so so scared to share this. I was raped in mid October by the WWE Enzo Amore (also known as Eric Arden) & Tyler Grosso & TOOPOOR let it happen as accomplices. I was in a mental hospital for 45 days after it. They ARE NOT good people."

In a direct message that missgucciwitch shared where she described the incident, she wrote that she was in the process of pressing charges. She filed a report with the Phoenix Police Department on an alleged incident on October 19th, 2017, and the case is still under investigation. At this point we are awaiting a copy of the police report.

Amore had been scheduled to defend his Cruiserweight Championship against Cedric Alexander at the Royal Rumble on Sunday. Whether that match will happen is now in doubt.


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Re: WWE suspends Enzo Amore following rape allegation

Post by XIV » Jan 23rd, '18, 05:59

Sadly, having read through her accusation... I can see Enzo having the attitude and cockiness to do something like that... however, innocent until proven guilty... which Hollywood certainly has forgotten. Because anyone accused is made out to be actually guilty.
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Re: WWE RELEASES Enzo Amore following rape allegation

Post by cero2k » Jan 23rd, '18, 11:46

updated, Enzo has been released, no best wishes on future endevours.
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Re: WWE RELEASES Enzo Amore following rape allegation

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 23rd, '18, 12:07

WWE is opening themselves up to a BIG lawsuit here by releasing him before any verdict is rendered, especially if nothing is ever proven. All this is at the moment is a case of the accusers word vs. that of Enzo and the female accomplice (who has since deleted her tweets about it but Fightful has them). The alleged male accomplice hasn't said anything yet to my knowledge.
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Re: WWE RELEASES Enzo Amore following rape allegation

Post by cero2k » Jan 23rd, '18, 12:45

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jan 23rd, '18, 12:07
WWE is opening themselves up to a BIG lawsuit here by releasing him before any verdict is rendered, especially if nothing is ever proven. All this is at the moment is a case of the accusers word vs. that of Enzo and the female accomplice (who has since deleted her tweets about it but Fightful has them). The alleged male accomplice hasn't said anything yet to my knowledge.
and he hasn't even been charged with anything yet. I do believe that WWE has a good standing since Enzo didn't notify WWE he was being investigated since this has been going on for a while.

What i did find interesting is that this happened so fast, meanwhile Rich Swann hasn't been released
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Re: WWE RELEASES Enzo Amore following rape allegation

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 23rd, '18, 12:57

cero2k wrote:
Jan 23rd, '18, 12:45
Big Red Machine wrote:
Jan 23rd, '18, 12:07
WWE is opening themselves up to a BIG lawsuit here by releasing him before any verdict is rendered, especially if nothing is ever proven. All this is at the moment is a case of the accusers word vs. that of Enzo and the female accomplice (who has since deleted her tweets about it but Fightful has them). The alleged male accomplice hasn't said anything yet to my knowledge.
and he hasn't even been charged with anything yet. I do believe that WWE has a good standing since Enzo didn't notify WWE he was being investigated since this has been going on for a while.

What i did find interesting is that this happened so fast, meanwhile Rich Swann hasn't been released
Wow. Yeah. I totally forgot about that.
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Re: WWE RELEASES Enzo Amore following rape allegation

Post by Serujuunin » Jan 23rd, '18, 16:25

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jan 23rd, '18, 12:57
cero2k wrote:
Jan 23rd, '18, 12:45
Big Red Machine wrote:
Jan 23rd, '18, 12:07
WWE is opening themselves up to a BIG lawsuit here by releasing him before any verdict is rendered, especially if nothing is ever proven. All this is at the moment is a case of the accusers word vs. that of Enzo and the female accomplice (who has since deleted her tweets about it but Fightful has them). The alleged male accomplice hasn't said anything yet to my knowledge.
and he hasn't even been charged with anything yet. I do believe that WWE has a good standing since Enzo didn't notify WWE he was being investigated since this has been going on for a while.

What i did find interesting is that this happened so fast, meanwhile Rich Swann hasn't been released
Wow. Yeah. I totally forgot about that.
It's definitely just because of the attention sexual assault cases have gotten in mainstream media... WWE doesn't want that kind of mainstream attention, so they went the route that every other entertainment mogul did and released the talent in question. And no lawsuits so far out of all that. What Swann has going for him is that his case is domestic assault, not sexual, and the unfortunate thing is that with all this attention happening currently with sexual assault, his case can kind of get swept under the rug in terms of public awareness.

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Re: WWE RELEASES Enzo Amore following rape allegation

Post by cero2k » Jan 23rd, '18, 21:10

i've heard a lot of people comparing this to the Daniel Bryan 'tie choking' incident as in WWE acting quick to clean their hands and IF everything clears out, bring him back
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Re: WWE RELEASES Enzo Amore following rape allegation

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 23rd, '18, 22:37

Serujuunin wrote:
Jan 23rd, '18, 16:25
Big Red Machine wrote:
Jan 23rd, '18, 12:57
cero2k wrote:
Jan 23rd, '18, 12:45


and he hasn't even been charged with anything yet. I do believe that WWE has a good standing since Enzo didn't notify WWE he was being investigated since this has been going on for a while.

What i did find interesting is that this happened so fast, meanwhile Rich Swann hasn't been released
Wow. Yeah. I totally forgot about that.
It's definitely just because of the attention sexual assault cases have gotten in mainstream media... WWE doesn't want that kind of mainstream attention, so they went the route that every other entertainment mogul did and released the talent in question. And no lawsuits so far out of all that. What Swann has going for him is that his case is domestic assault, not sexual, and the unfortunate thing is that with all this attention happening currently with sexual assault, his case can kind of get swept under the rug in terms of public awareness.
The difference with this Enzo case is that the woman who was supposedly an accomplice and got this woman all drugged up for Enzo has already come out publicly and said that there are no truth to the allegations (and other parts of the story, such as that they were all doing really hard and very illegal drugs like meth and cocaine) and she is apparently something of a celebrity herself as a fashion blogger, and from checking out her Twitter, I can totally see her being the litigious type (plus her boyfriend, who is also apparently something on a very minor celebrity, is also accused of the same thing she is, so that's double the incentive for her to want their names totally cleared) so if it turns out this isn't true (and the accuser has admitted to things like lying about being pregnant to maintain a relationship with an ex-boyfriend and has some other mental issues which she says she is being medicated for [and, for the record, I am in no way implying this means that this woman is lying in this instance- simply that it seems to me like there might be a higher probability that if she were lying, said lie would eventually be exposed]) and this woman sues and Enzo thinks WWE might not bring him back and that other promotions won't book him anyway, he would have incentive to sue WWE and could probably win (and especially, as Cero points out, with others like Swann and Rose having only been suspended for crimes that are covered in the same "zero tolerance" portion of the employee handbook).
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Re: WWE RELEASES Enzo Amore following rape allegation

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 24th, '18, 17:57

Mike Johnson comes through with an explanation:
By Mike Johnson on 2018-01-24 11:32:00

Since World Wrestling Entertainment announced yesterday that Enzo Amore was being released from the company in the wake of claims from a woman in Arizona that Amore had allegedly raped her in October 2017, we've received a number of emails asking if the firing was due to an internal belief within WWE that Amore was guilty of the accusations. That is not the case.

WWE's standard protocol in these situations (as seen in the recent Rich Swann suspension) is to suspend a talent indefinitely when they have been arrested and then, if the charges are dropped, bring them back. If the talent is convicted, they are immediately terminated. Amore has not been charged with anything by the Phoenix Police Department and in checking with them yesterday and today, there have been no developments in their investigation that mean an arrest is pending.

In speaking to a number of WWE sources last night and this morning, we are told that WWE management was completely unaware of the allegations and the criminal investigation into the October 2017 Phoenix incident until members of the media reached out Monday afternoon after it broke on Twitter. The company was in the middle of putting together Raw 25 plans and had already locked their plans in, including Goldust vs. Enzo in hour three from Brooklyn.

When the company learned of the allegations on Twitter, we are told that Amore was approached and asked about them. According to numerous sources, while Amore denied the allegations were true, he acknowledged that he knew about the investigation. From WWE's perspective, we are told by sources, the fact that Amore had been aware of the criminal investigation, yet failed to inform WWE management about, led to his immediate suspension and expulsion from the Barclays Center.

[Note from Mike: After posting this story, we were made aware that the Fightful.com website initially broke yesterday that Enzo had not made WWE aware of the situation.]

With WWE being a publicly traded company that promotes primarily to families and children, we are told that management was angry that Amore, who they had built the entire 205 Live brand around in recent months, had knowingly put them into a position where, on a major media day, they had to react to inquiries over one of their champions involved in what could only be described as horrible, heinous accusations. One source noted that the only way the timing could have been worse would been for WWE to have been blindsided by this on Wrestlemania weekend.

The decision to terminate Amore the next day was again, not a belief internally that Amore was guilty, but a determination that Amore failing to inform the company was, as several people described it, "the last straw" for Amore within the company.

It isn't news that Amore had been an controversial figure behind the scenes, something that was openly talked about in his recent WWE Network interview with Corey Graves. Sources indicated that there had been a number of issues previously with Amore's behind the scenes conduct, including the company being unhappy that he had gone on social media to mock Big Cass' legitimate injury when he hadn't been instructed to do so last year as well as the well-known situation in Europe where he was thrown off a tour bus for, allegedly, being loud and not letting talents sleep in the middle of the night even after he was asked repeatedly to quiet down. Within the company, among the wrestlers, Amore had been one of the least liked members of the locker room, often dressing and traveling on his own.

In the end, WWE sources tell us, there were too many instances of problems in recent months that were already building against Amore. His decision to not come to the company about criminal allegations that are obviously extremely serious and horrible, while knowing about them for months, was the watershed moment that led to them finally terminating him.
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Re: WWE RELEASES Enzo Amore following rape allegation

Post by cero2k » Jan 25th, '18, 09:28

that last part in Johnson's report is what I started hearing yesterday, that it's gonna be hard to bring back since no one likes him in the roster anyway
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Re: WWE RELEASES Enzo Amore following rape allegation

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