In a social media post that has since been deleted, WWE Superstar Matt Riddle raised serious allegations regarding an incident at JFK Airport, prompting an ongoing investigation into the matter. The wrestler took to his Instagram account to share his unsettling experience, and the situation has garnered attention both within and beyond the wrestling world.
Riddle’s now-deleted Instagram post, which detailed the alleged incident, stated, “Nothing like being sexually assaulted by an officer and harassed at the JFK airport, no means no and just because I’m nice doesn’t mean yes!!! A**hole!!! Don’t know their Twitter or Instagram handles but I took pictures, normally I’m like whatever but today was really weird and uncomfortable and they made a point to make me feel small and useless. Definitely one of the most uncomfortable travel days I’ve ever had thanks NYC you’re so progressive and accepting!”
He later added, “Finally leaving JFK and I never wanna come back here again.” The post included a picture of the airport officer Riddle appeared to be referencing, but this image has also been deleted.
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Matt Riddle was ‘disruptive’
Ringside News provided updates on the situation, including information from an “officer at the scene,” who stated that “multiple attempts were made to de-escalate the situation with Matt Riddle before things got physical.” The officer further noted that Matt Riddle “appeared to be heavily intoxicated” and that “officers showed up after Matt Riddle was acting disruptive.”
TMZ also reported on the matter, noting that they were told, “the cops talked to MR [Matt Riddle] — as well as other witnesses — and he seemed apologetic in the moment. No police report was filed, and everyone was free to go without incident. It’s because of this that our sources say the Port Authority was shocked by Riddle’s claim … as, from their view, nothing went down to warrant such an accusation. Still, we’re told the department is taking his claim seriously … and an internal probe has been launched.”
The outcome of the internal investigation remains pending, and further updates are expected in the coming days or weeks. Riddle was returning to the United States following his appearance on WWE’s Superstar Spectacle show in India, but the incident at JFK Airport has now thrust him into the spotlight for an entirely different reason.
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