Matt Riddle's lawyer Daniel Rose has issued a statement regarding the dismissal of Riddle's restraining order against Candy Cartwright (real name Samantha Tavel).
Riddle and his lawyer had requested to get a restraining order against Cartwright after she had accused Riddle of sexually assaulting her years ago. Riddle and Rose had filed a complaint, but the two requested a voluntary dismissal, just over 36 hours before a hearing was set to begin.
Rose put out the following statement regarding their decision, which claims Riddle plans on filing a civil suit against Cartwright for the false statements made against him.
On July 14, 2020, our client Matthew Riddle only sought a cyberstalking injunction against Samantha Tavel. The Court set it for hearing as they found probable cause for the matter to be heard. It was represented to our client and our firm that Ms Tavel had moved on with her life and our client would no longer need to continue with the cyberstalking injunction. Our client then dismissed the cyberstalking injunction (without prejudice) which left all of his legal remedies open and allowed for closure. Today, our client has elected to file a civil suit against Ms Tavel for her continued false and defamatory statements that our client sexually assaulted her. No further statements will be made on social media on this matter at this time.
Cartwright put out a statement of her own on the matter on Wednesday night. You can find her statement by clicking here.
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