WWE star and former mixed martial artist Matt Riddle has made explosive claims of sexual assault and harassment by a police officer at JFK Airport. Riddle took to Instagram to share his allegations, which he later deleted. He accused the officer of assaulting him and making him feel small and useless during a travel incident. Riddle also posted a photo of the officer in question.
Local authorities have opened an internal investigation into the allegations following Riddle’s claims. However, law enforcement sources have cast doubt on Riddle’s version of events. According to these sources, Port Authority officials were alerted to a disorderly person leaving a plane, who turned out to be Riddle. When confronted by the police, Riddle appeared apologetic and non-confrontational. No police report was filed, and everyone involved was allowed to leave.
Despite the ongoing investigation, Riddle has faced personal challenges in the past. In 2020, he was accused of sexual assault, but the charges were dropped. In 2022, Riddle sought treatment for a drug problem, as reported by multiple outlets. He also went through a public divorce and is currently expecting a child with his girlfriend.
The investigation is ongoing, and further details may emerge in due course.