Matt Riddle filing a civil lawsuit against Candy Cartwright for "false and defamatory statements"

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Matt Riddle’s lawyer, Daniel J. Rose posted a statement on social media on behalf of Riddle which read that Riddle has elected to file a civil lawsuit against Candy Cartwright, real name Samantha Tavel. During the #SpeakingOut movement, Samantha Tavel claimed that Riddle sexually assaulted her and Riddle went on to release a video on the matter just several days after.

On July 14th, Riddle sought a cyberstalking injunction against Tavel. Per Rose, it was relayed to his client that there would be no need to continue on with the injunction, which led to it being dismissed.

Regarding our client @SuperKingofBros Matt Riddle

— Daniel Rose (@danlaw74) September 17, 2020

David Bixenspan of Babyface vs. Heel obtained documents having to do with the case. Riddle and his lawyer had filed a complaint against Tavel making numerous claims including those covered in this article, stalking and threatening Riddle and his family.

It’s noted in the documents that Riddle and Tavel’s affair with one another began in the Fall of 2017 and did not end until the Summer of 2019. Riddle claimed that Samantha showed up to Full Sail University in February (2020) and had to be escorted off campus.

Candy Cartwright released a statement about the dismissed injunction last night and thanked the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund for aiding her through the recent months.

I would like to thank @TIMESUPLDF for helping me through these difficult months and helping me push back against these claims. I also want to thank everyone who supported me in this. I appreciate every single one of you.

— Candy Cartwright (@CandyCartwright) September 17, 2020

As more accurate information about this case comes to the forefront, we’ll update you here on POST Wrestling.

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Its sad to see all this unfold, regardless of who is telling the truth. I just hope in the end truth prevails.

If it turns out that she was lying, she should be banned from Wrestling along with those who actually did commit crimes.

One way or another, I would imagine she will find it very hard to get work if it turns out she was lying. But it’s worth noting that the standards to be found “culpable” in a civil suit are different than those to be found “guilty” in a criminal case. One doesn’t necessarily preclude the other. Perhaps most famously, OJ lost a civil suit to the Brown and Goldman families after being found not guilty of murder in criminal court.

It’s a good thing he was rushed onto the main roster and scripted to party in the champions suite