Thursday, August 11, 2011

Heath Slater Accused of Choking Security Guard

According to the AJC, Heath Slater has a bit of a problem on his hands.
An Atlanta security guard claims a popular pro wrestler grabbed her by the neck and tried to force her to his hotel room during WrestleMania earlier this year.
I thought it interesting that this is just now making the news since this happened back at WrestleMania, but then I read this.
Oliver didn’t call 911, her attorney said, but instead immediately contacted her Allied Barton supervisor, who was on duty at the hotel at the time of the incident. But after months of inaction, the attorney said Oliver decided to file a police report on June 22, nearly three months after the incident.

“She was waiting on her supervisors to report it to the police and see what they were going to do, but they [supervisors] kept telling her, ‘We’re handling this and we’ll get it resolved,’ ” the attorney said. “When she never got it resolved that’s when she took it upon herself to go to the police.”

What allegedly happened is pretty disturbing.
 “She basically said he [Slater] approached her and asked her to go to his room,” Patterson said. “She said no. He started telling her she was pretty and those type things. The next thing you know she was in a chokehold, and he was dragging her and bending her backward, trying to get her on the elevator to his room. She violently had to struggle to get his arm from around her neck.”
Even if there's no truth to this, you have to wonder how much patience WWE will have with a guy like Slater.  He certainly fits the term "expendable" in my opinion.  I am curious as to how long WWE has known about this.  I would have thought that they might sweep him out the door on Black Friday to be honest.