Samantha Tavel, better known as Candy Cartwright, filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Matt Riddle, Gabe Sapolsky, EVOLVE, and WWE.
Tavel alleges that Riddle began sexually assaulting her in April 2017 in a parking lot following an EVOLVE event and Riddle bragged about it to Sapolsky. She stated that she had dates with the company and EVOLVE booked.
The lawsuit notes that Riddle forced her to perform sexual acts or she would lose the bookings if she didn’t. Riddle told the promotions that he didn’t want her working with them and she was told “issues with talent” was the reason why she was not booked. She wants $10 million against each of the defendants.
However, now, Sapolsky and WWE have been removed from the lawsuit. PWinsider has obtained new court documents that show United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois Judge Manish S. Shah terminated WWE and Sapolsky from the lawsuit on March 24th.
The court ruled Tavel had failed to prove factually that the court held jurisdiction over WWE or Sapolsky in addition to not proving that either was in any way connected to her claims against Riddle.
Sapolsky filed to dismiss it back on January 8th and listed various reasons as to why. Riddle’s attempt to dismiss the lawsuit was denied in December.