WWE star Enzo Amore fired after rape allegation
He is being investigated over an alleged assault at a hotel in October.
WWE star Enzo Amore has been fired by the wrestling company after a woman alleged on Twitter that he raped her and police opened a sexual assault investigation.
Amore, whose real name is Eric Arndt, was fired on Tuesday after initially being suspended, WWE said in a statement.
WWE has come to terms on the release of Eric Arndt (Enzo Amore). https://t.co/iagk1311eD— WWE (@WWE) January 23, 2018
Police told Phoenix television station ABC-TV that Arndt is being investigated over an alleged assault at a hotel in October.
Officers said the accusation was reported to authorities from a local hospital several days after the alleged assault, but did not release other details.
WWE said in its statement that it has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault.
The woman who made the accusation shared a graphic account on Twitter, saying she was plied with drugs and left alone with the wrestler by his friends.