The investigation into sexual assault allegations against former WWE performer Enzo Amore has been closed without any charges being brought.
A representative for the Phoenix Police Department stated, "The case has been investigated to its fullest extent, while working with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. The case has been closed. This would not preclude the case from reopening, should new evidence come to light."
Amore, real name Eric Arndt, 31, who was released from WWE on Jan. 23 after news of the accusations against him went public the previous evening, released a statement Wednesday on Twitter through his attorney, Tom Cargill, in which he unequivocally denied the accusations.
Arndt claimed that the Jan. 22 social media revelations from his accuser, which alluded to an investigation into the alleged attack in Phoenix in October 2017, were the first time he had heard that there was an ongoing investigation.
"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 ..."
Before releasing him on Jan. 23, WWE suspended Arndt on Jan. 22 and released a brief statement that said, "WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault."