On 1/22/18, a woman took to social media to accuse Eric Arndt(aka Enzo Amore) of raping her inside a hotel room last year in October. She came forward on social media and proceeded to provide graphic details of the alleged encounter:
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. pic.twitter.com/VhyG6oaDwg
— philomena (@missgucciwitch) January 22, 2018
Later In the day, WWE released a statement that they had officially suspended Eric Arndt.
“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault. Until this matter is resolved, Eric Arndt (aka Enzo Amore) has been suspended.”
Then early on Tuesday morning(1/23/18), WWE officially announced that they have released Eric Arndt from his WWE contract:
WWE has come to terms on the release of Eric Arndt (Enzo Amore). https://t.co/iagk1311eD
— WWE (@WWE) January 23, 2018
Deebow’s Take: This is a fucked up situation. While I’m a big advocate of innocent until proven guilty, I fully understand why WWE made this decision. Not only do they have to look out for their corporate interests, but they also have to take into account how uncomfortable the female employees may feel having to work with Enzo Amore.