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WWE Star Enzo Amore Fired After Rape Allegation

A lawyer representing the wrestler says he denies the accusations and is cooperating with authorities

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    WWE star Enzo Amore has been fired by the wrestling promotion after a woman alleged on Twitter that he raped her and police opened a sexual assault investigation.

    The company said in a statement that Amore, whose real name is Eric Arndt, was fired Tuesday after initially being suspended.

    Police told Phoenix television station ABC-TV that Arndt is being investigated in an alleged assault at a downtown hotel in October. Police say the accusation was reported to authorities from a local hospital several days after the alleged assault, but did not release other details.

    A lawyer representing Arndt says he denies the accusations and is cooperating with authorities.

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    WWE said in its statement suspending Arndt that it has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault.

    The woman who made the accusation shared a graphic account on Twitter, saying she was plied with drugs and left alone with the wrestler by his friends.