Samantha Tavel, also known as Candy Cartwright, filed a lawsuit against Matt Riddle, WWE, and EVOLVE. She is seeking $10 million from each defendant stemming from allegations she made about Riddle. The Original Bro is seeking to end this situation.
According to PW Insider, Matt Riddle filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against him from Tavel on December 3rd. This was before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
As part of the filing, Riddle stated that he and Tavel had an affair outside of his marriage. This is something he admitted in his video statement, but he staunchly denied any allegation that he sexually assaulted anyone.
In his filing Riddle alleges, “Ms. Tavel had a hard time accepting the end of the relationship, and Mr. Riddle changed his telephone number more than once to avoid her calls. Mr. Riddle had no control over any employment relationship Ms. Tavel had with Evolve or WWE.”
Tavel alleges that she lost work from WWE because Riddle told them not to hire her. She was allegedly booked for some shows as an extra, but then she was told that there was a problem with one of the talents.