In a breaking report, it appears that WWE Superstar Heath Slater is in hot water with the law. An arrest warrant has been issued for the former WWE Tag-Team Champion today stemming from an incident after a WrestleMania 27 after-party. The incident happened in 2011, which makes many wonder about why it was just now being taken care of.
FOX-5 television in Atlanta reported that Corinne Oliver, who was working security at the event, is accusing Slater of putting her in a "chokehold" and trying to get her into an elevator. Oliver claims he was trying to drag her back to his room at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the same venue the party was taking place. Oliver claims she was injured in the altercation and broke five vertebrae in her back.
Oliver claims that went to her supervisor on the morning of the incident and told him about it, but nothing was ever done.
Oliver then waited almost three months to file a police report about it. She claims the reason she waited so long is because she expected her supervisors at Allied Barton Securities to file a police report, but they never ended up doing so. She also claims another wrestler witnessed the incident, but didn't do anything to help her. There is no mention of the identity of the second wrestler.
The Atlanta police report described the incident as a "simple assault/battery." A warrant for Slater's arrest was declined last year, which would make us wonder why it was suddenly approved today.
WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt claimed that the report was filed against Heath Miller "Slater," not the WWE. There is no word on Slater's future with World Wrestling Entertainment as of this writing.
There is no word yet if Slater will turn himself in or not. The fact that this took over three years to be taken care of hurts the case a great deal. An incident from April of 2011 that had a police report filed on it by the summer of the same year would normally be handled before three years passed. Especially if it had to do with an intent to rape a woman, which the victim seems to be claiming is the case. The report's claim of simple assault/battery is the potential reason for the delay in some minds as assault cases can take some time to get through the system regardless of who is involved.
However, most would imagine that the case would have been taken care of far before now. The story is still in development. We will have more as it comes about whether it be on a WWE statement or news on Slater himself. Stay with the Inquisitr for more as we know it.
Heath commented on the incident recently via Twitter, saying this....
To add to that, WWE sent us a statement claiming this...
"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."
[IMG Credit: WWE.com]