In August 2020, Phillip A. Thomas II was arrested for stalking and breaking into Sonya Deville's home with plans to abduct her. Thomas was charged with Aggravated Stalking, Armed Burglary of a Dwelling, Attempted Armed Kidnapping, and Criminal Mischief.
Since then, Deville has endured court hearings and depositions, with the latest update saying Thomas was found incompetent to stand trial.
Speaking to Variety, Deville couldn't discuss her experience from that night and the follow-up but plans on helping other performers and people with her story once the trial has concluded.
"So the trial hasn’t even begun yet. We’ll probably be dealing with that for the next several months. But I will definitely speak on it once it’s all legally wrapped up. There are things that I want to say that I think could help performers, and just people in general, in the future," she said.
Deville was taken off television after the incident, losing a Loser Leaves WWE match to Mandy Rose at SummerSlam 2020. She returned in January, becoming a new authority figure alongside Adam Pearce.
Deville has been with WWE since Tough Enough in 2015, where she came out by revealing she had a girlfriend.
“I honestly thought that was going to hurt my chances of getting hired. That’s just how naive I was,” she said. “I didn’t accept myself, so I didn’t think anyone else was going to accept me.”
In more Sonya Deville news, she penned an article for Women's Health Magazine about her decision to come out. You can read the article by clicking here.