Matt Riddle has released a video denying the sexual assault allegations against him.
Recently, wrestler Candy Cartwright accused Riddle of sexually assaulting her years ago. Cartwright claimed, "Back in May of 2018 I was riding with Matt Riddle and a few other wrestlers. During the van ride, when the 3 other wrestlers had fallen asleep, Matt asked me to 'hop on his dick.' When I refused (although we had previously been together I was incredibly uncomfortable in that setting ) When I said no, he grabbed me by my throat, choked me and said “what if I just made you?” I ended up giving him oral sex (praying someone wouldn’t wake up) to get out of having intercourse with him. It was incredibly humiliating. It is never ok to put your hands on a woman, it’s also not ok to not listen when she says no."
Since that allegation surfaced, Riddle has since then issued a statement through his lawyer, but now released a video on social media admitting that he did cheat on his wife with Cartwright, but never sexually assaulted Cartwright or anybody for that matter.
“I’m going to make this quick. I have never, in my entire life, sexually assaulted a man, woman or anybody and that includes [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 is a complete lie, a fabricated story because you’re still mad. You know why you’re mad? Because yes, you’re right. We had an affair. There is plenty of evidence of that. 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 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 starting to lie to my wife so much to hide. I had to lie to my friends because I didn’t want anyone 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 and 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. 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?’ At this point you have to realize that if you don’t think you’re stalking me or harassing me, you’re crazy and if you’re at home and you think that’s harassment, you’re crazy. At the end of the day, I’m not perfect. We did have an affair and I’m not happy about that. But, I never sexually abused anybody. I never sexually assaulted anybody. When I wanted to get out of this ‘relationship’ out of this situation, she said no and she kept pursuing me and kept harassing me and stalking me. Then, when she didn’t get in her way, she used the Speaking Out movement to ruin my career. Completely unacceptable," Riddle said.
Wanna know the truth about all these allegations watch this video pic.twitter.com/kW4EQqcugx— matthew riddle (@SuperKingofBros) July 8, 2020
Riddle moved from NXT to SmackDown weeks ago and picked up a win against Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles in a non-title match on Riddle’s first match since the move.