WWE releases Enzo Amore amid sexual assault allegations
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WWE has officially announced the release of WWE Cruiserweight champion Enzo Amore after news surfaced that the WWE star has been accused of sexual assault.
“WWE has come to terms on the release of Eric Arndt (Enzo Amore),” WWE said on Jan. 23.
The release comes after Amore was accused of rape earlier this week. WWE suspended him on Jan. 22, noting that they have zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or assault.
“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault,” the organization said in a statement provided to CBS Sports. “Until this matter is resolved, Eric Arndt (aka Enzo Amore) has been suspended.”
The incident allegedly happened at a hotel in Phoenix, Calif., on Oct. 19 last year.
Twitter user @MissGucciWitch took to Twitter on Jan. 22 and accused Amore of raping her. She alleges that a woman named Layla Shapiro and designer Tyler Grosso were involved.
(Warning: The tweets below contain graphic and disturbing language.)
Shapiro, a fashion blogger who previously dated Grosso, took to Twitter on Jan. 22 to deny the allegations.
Her tweets have since been deleted but she wrote: “People are quick to believe everything they read on the f**king internet. I’ve been framed and accused and I refuse to expose people with my platform. I don’t believe in that. I am innocent and I’m sick of being seen as the bad guy. Lying manipulating and deceiving people is sick.”
Pro Wrestling Sheet confirmed that the woman, who decided to remain anonymous, filed a report against Amore with the Phoenix Police Department. The police investigation is ongoing and awaiting lab results.
As of this wring, Amore has not commented on the allegations against him.
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