Ex-WWE NXT star Bull Dempsey files defamation lawsuit against Speaking Out accusers

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James Edward Smith II, who is understood to wrestling followers as Bull Dempsey and Bull James, filed a lawsuit after allegations have been made towards him through the Talking Out motion in 2020.

The previous WWE NXT star did so towards 4 events on March 26th on the Kings County Supreme Courtroom in Brooklyn, NY, in accordance with Heel By Nature. 

Smith alleges the defendants made false accusations by means of social media posts which “prompted irreparable hurt” to Smith’s “private repute, placing the way forward for his enterprise.”

The allegations have been made final summer season as one particular person alleged he stalked a lady along with him abusing his affect in wrestling to cease one other impartial wrestler from being booked. Smith said the connection he had with this lady previously resulted in her making false claims about him in 2017. He and the lady entered right into a settlement settlement in open court docket later that 12 months the place she agreed she wouldn’t point out him on social media or defame his repute.

One other allegation got here from a 17-year outdated woman, who was coaching to be a pro-wrestler, the place he requested her to ship him inappropriate photographs. Smith claims one of many defendants created and despatched fabricated textual content messages posing as an underage woman.

Smith is seeing punitive damages “in an quantity applicable to punish Defendants”, in addition to “an order of safety”, and “Defendants to undertake such remedial efforts because the Courtroom deems crucial to revive Plaintiff’s repute, together with, however not restricted to a public apology and retraction.” He additionally desires legal professional’s charges and prices from the accusers.

He labored for WWE from 2013-2016 and has been engaged on the impartial scene ever since.

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