In an update on a previous report of BJ Whitmer’s arrest in Boone County, Kentucky in June, Fightful has now reported that the former AEW producer had a hearing on 9/6 where he was indicted on first-degree strangulation and second-degree burglary, both class C felonies.
According to Sean Ross Sapp, there is an emergency protective order in place with the victom, and that AEW has continued to work with her.
After the incident, AEW released a press statement as follows:
“B.J. Whitmer has been terminated following his arrest on domestic violence charges. While talent and staff are ultimately responsible for their own personal actions, this behavior is intolerable within AEW. AEW has reached out to offer support to those impacted by his behavior.”
A pretrial hearing is currently set for 10/4.
Whitmer worked for AEW in a producer role from 2019 until he was terminated following the incident in June.
If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there is help. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24 hours a day by phone at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), chat, or text (Text “START” to 88788).