Enzo Amore has been dealing with legal issues regarding an alleged rape incident last October in Arizona which was made public on January 22nd of this year. Enzo was fired by WWE shortly afterwards, in part due to failing to inform them of his legal issues at the time.
In an update to this situation, the Phoenix Police Department announced that they have closed the case and that no charges have been filed. Enzo Amore released a statement from his lawyer saying that police told them that the case was closed due to “insufficient evidence in this matter to warrant any criminal charges.” While the case is officially closed, the Phoenix police also announced that the case will reopen if new evidence were to be discovered in the future. A Phoenix police Sgt. told Arizona Republic, “The investigation was completed to its furthest extent. This would not preclude the case from reopening should new evidence come to light.”
In terms of legal standing, Enzo was found to be neither guilty nor innocent of the allegations against him. Same for the accuser being found to be neither truthful nor deceitful with her allegations.
Legal statement from Enzo Amore’s lawyer:
“On January 22, 2018, Eric Arndt (also known as Enzo Amore for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)) was accused, via the internet and social media, of misconduct during an alleged incident in Phoenix, Arizona several months earlier. Prior to that date, no law enforcement or any other officials had contacted Mr. Arndt regarding such claims. However, after the careless, unfounded tirade on social media, Mr. Arndt learned of these accusations when his counsel reached out to Phoenix Police. Subsequently, and as evidenced by the vast amount of online admissions and other publicly available information, it was soon clear that the accuser exhibited a complete lack of truth or credibility. At all times, Mr. Arndt fully and unequivocally denied such accusations and remained confident in clearing his name.
The Phoenix Police Department recently informed Mr. Arndt and his counsel that there is insufficient evidence in this matter to warrant any criminal charges, that the matter will not be transferred to the County Attorney for prosecution, and that their investigation and case is closed. No charges were ever filed. The matter is closed.
Mr. Arndt expresses his gratitude for the enormous amount of support from his fans and followers during this time period. The support has carried him through these events and opened his eyes to the faith and loyalty of those who have cheered and followed his career. This experience has further taught Mr. Arndt to be cautious with his personal associations, because false, defamatory, and unfounded accusations can alter and impact the lives and careers of the falsely accused and their families. Mr. Arndt is working diligently toward his next venture in the entertainment industry and looks forward to reconnecting with his fans in a big way in the very near future.”