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Initial Disclosure Deadline Set For Matt Riddle vs. Candy Cartwright Lawsuit

May 14, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
NXT Matt Riddle, Chris Jericho

A deadline has been set for the reveal of initial disclosures in Candy Cartwright’s lawsuit against Riddle over her allegation of sexual assault. As previously reported, Cartwright (real name Samantha Tavel) filed a lawsuit against against Riddle seeking $10 million each for actual damages, damages from emotional distress, punitive damages, attorney’s fees and costs in relation to her allegation that Riddle choked her and forced her to perform oral sex on him in May 2018. The incident is alleged to have happened on a bus leaving EVOLVE 104 in Summit, Illinois. Cartwright also alleges that afterward, Riddle took actions which led to booking dates Cartwright had with WWE being canceled.

PWInsider reports that the judge in the case has ruled that both sides must reveal their initial disclosures to the other by May 21st, with discovery to be completed by November 30th. Riddle reportedly asked the judge to throw out the lawsuit.

Riddle also filed a motion last month stating that his team tried to contact Cartwright’s lawyers through email and telephone to file a joint status report, but never heard back. He proposed a discovery plan at that time, which had a May 21st initial disclosure date and a December 31st date to complete discovery by.