WTAE Channel 4 in Pittsburgh has an article at this link featuring the first comments from TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle since his arrest this past Saturday.
Angle, who was described as being tearful during the interview, said spending nine hours in the Allegheny County Jail was the lowest point of his life. “I’m just going to let the judicial system take its course and I’ll be vindicated. I spent nine hours in the (Allegheny) county jail. I mean, it was degrading.”
He claims to have no idea why Trenesha Biggers (Rhaka Khan) filed the PFA (protection from abuse) order against him and said she asked to take his car and go to the store early Saturday. Not long later, police were at this door. “The cops told me I had to leave. I didn’t even know why. I got out of there. If they tell me I’ve got to get out of my house, I’m leaving, I’m gone, and this girl ended up following me.”
Angle said he grabbed a few items from his home including his Olympic gold medals. Biggers claims she went to a Starbucks in Robinson Town Centre so she could use the internet and then saw Angle circle the parking lot three times and stare at her while she was outside. This prompted her to call 911 and tell police that Angle was stalking her. Angle has a different story saying she actually left his gated community after he did that morning.
Angle added, “We got surveillance tape that shows she followed me out, and then she had me restrict the PFA by following me, so basically in a nutshell, that’s pretty much what happened. The whole thing was just crazy. I told the girl it wasn’t going to work out. She asked me for my car to go to the store, went to police, got a PFA. The police came to my door, kicked me out, put her in, and it’s been like that ever since, and I spent nine hours in the county jail.”
Angle also said he plans to file a defamation lawsuit against Biggers saying her charges have done damage to his character. He remains free on bail and will take part in two upcoming hearings. The first is on September 15 on drug and harassment charges before Robinson Township District Judge Carla Swearingen. The second hearing takes place on October 6 in Moon Township for the alleged PFA violation. TNA spokesman Steven Godfrey refused comment on the situation. Angle appeared at Impact TV tapings on Monday and Tuesday.
Thanks to WrestleView’s own Jose Marrero for help with this.