Source confirms lawsuit against WWE, Matt Riddle, Evolve, and Gabe Sapolsky

Oct 11, 2020 - by Steve Gerweck

Sean Ross Sapp has learned that Samantha Tavel aka Candy Cartwright has filed a lawsuit against Matt Riddle, WWE, Evovle, and former Evolve owner Gabe Sapolsky.

Tavel is seeking $10 million per defendant.The attorneys representing Tavel are Hale & Monico’s John Chwarynski Jr. Cited by the plaintiff are actual damages, damages from emotional distress, punitive damages, attorney’s fees and costs.

Tavel claims Riddle sexually assaulted her in the parking lot of an Evolve event back in April of 2017. Claiming that Riddle then bragged about this to Sapolsky and that those two entities an WWE tacitly approved of Riddle’s alleged sexual violence towards her.

WWE issued a statement to Fightful, saying “WWE has not been served with a lawsuit by Ms. Tavel. However, if served, we will vigorously defend ourselves and contest it.”

Gabe Sapolsky got back to Sapp and said “news to me.”

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