The official, whose name has been withheld, allegedly sexually harassed a former talent of IMPACT Wrestling, whose name has also been withheld. The official was also accused of using contract extensions as leverage to force the victim to sign a non-disclosure agreement to keep the actions a secret.
The contract claims were denied by Anthem Sports & Entertainment.
Anthem issued a statement about the incident, saying they investigated the matter and deemed the accusations were without merit and the matter is closed.
“Anthem confirms that an allegation of inappropriate behavior by a member of the Impact Wrestling executive team was made by a former talent, but not until many months after the talent had been released. These allegations played no part in the decision by Impact Wrestling to release the talent. Once the allegation was made, Anthem engaged an external human resources consultant to conduct an investigation, who retained independent counsel for advice on the matter. An inquiry was held in consultation with the complainant and the allegations were proven to be completely without merit. The matter is closed. No disciplinary action was deemed necessary and none was taken.”
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