The wrestling world is the most recent affected by the #MeToo movement.
And it appears Time’s Up for Enzo Amore after rape allegations against him went public on Monday, as the WWE has officially fired him.
In a public statement Tuesday, the company, which says it “has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault” said:
“WWE has come to terms on the release of Eric Arndt (Enzo Amore).”
In case you hadn’t heard, Amore — real name Eric Arndt — was accused of rape on Twitter by a woman who wished to remain anonymous. Here is the full, NSFW account (via Deadspin) she gave in a series of Tweets:
OKAY..it’s been long enough & I have been so so scared to share this. I was raped in mid October by the WWE Enzo Amore (also known as Eric Arden) & Tyler Grosso & TOOPOOR let it happen as accomplices. I was in a mental hospital for 45 days after it. They ARE NOT good people.
Tyler and TOOPOOR invited me to their friend’s hotel to hang out with their friend and I went. Basically they got me so fucked up (coke, meth, weed) I went into psychosis. The guy told TOOPOOR & tyler that he was gonna rape me & at first they were like “please don’t like you really shouldn’t” but then they gave up and were like “okay have fun.” TOOPOOR kissed me on the cheek and they left me there with them. It was such a brutal rape like I’m still so fucked up from it I haven’t had sex since October which is when it happened. I’m in the process of pressing charges.
The guy who raped me is a famous WWE wrestler. @real1 [Arndt’s Twitter handle is @real1]
The original question TOOPOOR asked me was if I would suck Enzo’s dick. I said possibly but if I wasn’t down she said we could all just hang out. Then they got me way fucked up & they left knowing what was about to happen. When Enzo the WWE guy stared coming on to me I was passed out on the couch. I said “I want to get to know you first before doing anything.” He replied, “Bitch I have 1million followers on instagram├óΓé¼┬ªyou should be begging for this dick.” & then he restrained me & it happened. I never would be this dramatic about something like this but I want you all to know that I would’ve left if I could. I was in psychosis- I had no idea what was going on. I remember bits &pieces & I have constant flashbacks..My mental issues have been the worst ever & i suffer from major PTSD from it.
According Wrestling Sheet, the Phoenix PD has confirmed the investigation, stating:
“On Monday, October 23, 2017, at around 2:30pm, Phoenix Police responded to a local hospital for a call of a sexual assault that had reportedly occurred on October 19, 2017 at 401 West Clarendon Avenue. This case is under investigation.”
Sounds like Enzo may be facing more than firing.