WWE star Enzo Amore suspended after rape allegation

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The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — WWE star Enzo Amore has been suspended by the wrestling promotion after a woman alleged on Twitter that he raped her and police opened a sexual assault investigation.

The company said in a statement that Amore, whose real name is Eric Arndt, has been suspended until the matter is resolved.

Police told Phoenix television station ABC-TV that Arndt is being investigated in an alleged assault at a downtown hotel in October. Police say 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.

UPDATE: WWE has announced Amore has been released.

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