There have been reports that an arrest warrant has been issued for WWE superstar Heath Slater (real name Heath Miller). This comes as a result of an alleged assault that is said to have happened at the Wrestlemania 27 afterparty.
Corinne Oliver, who was working as a security at the event, claims that Slater put her in a chokehold and dragged her into an elevator with the intention of taking her to his room against her will. She also says that other wrestlers witnessed the incident but didn’t get involved.
Oliver claims to have suffered five broken vertebrae in her back as a result of the attack.
It’s being said that Oliver reported the assault to her supervisor the following morning. Since her supervisor didn’t take action to notify the authorities, an official report hadn’t been filed until 3 months after the incident when Oliver went to the police on her own.
On 4 Sept. 2014, Oliver filed paperwork without counsel for civil action in Fulton County Superior Court against Slater , Hyatt Regency Hotel (where the incident allegedly took place) and WWE. A “notice of filing” was approved on November 24th of this year and court costs were updated on December 3rd, 2014.
However, reports by WrestlingINC.com claim that there is no actual proof that an arrest warrant was in fact issued for Heath Slater. Here’s what they found:
According to the “Register of Actions” for Fulton County State Court Case No. 14MAGC-07665, an “Application” hearing was held on September 4 and on September 8, there is a “note to file” which says, “RETURNED NOTICE*RESENT TO RESEND NOTICE.” An application hearing was held on November 24 with the result “MOTION GRANTED” but it is unclear as to whether this is an actual arrest warrant or related to the above-noted civil papers that were filed in 2014 CV 251031 on September 4.
Other documents related to these parties and the above-noted allegations are filed under Fulton County State Court Case No. 342381ap. These show a “Warrant Application” filed on September 23, 2013 with the disposition “Application Denied.
The WWE also took notice of the reports but didn’t verify the information. Here’s WWE’s official statement:
WWE has been advised that a misdemeanor arrest warrant has been issued against Heath Miller (aka Heath Slater), but we have not seen a copy or been provided with the underlying charges. Once this information is received by WWE, we will take the appropriate action.
The WWE Comment Section will keep following the developments on Slater’s case.
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