Following up on yesterday's report about racial slurs and insensitive comments made in posts on Twitter and Instagram accounts belonging to Nhooph Al-Areebi, a 20 year Canadian performer under contract to WWE NXT, the Stamford, Connecticut-based company has provided Cageside Seats with the following statement:
WWE conducted a thorough investigation and has determined that Nhooph Al-Areebi's (aka Jasmin) Twitter account was used without her knowledge when she was 16 and 17 years old. Jasmin remains apologetic for any offensive remarks that were made.
The Tweets, from 2011 and 2012, and an Instagram post from last year, were posted to reddit and picked up by various internet wrestling sites, including this one. They were deleted shortly thereafter.
WWE's statement doesn't directly address the Instagram post, which did not use the racial slurs found in the Tweets.
We'll update you with any further comments from the company or Al-Areebi. For now, this statement appears to close the public case from WWE's perspective.
UPDATE: WWE has provided a statement from Jasmin:
Unfortunately, I used poor judgment sharing my Twitter account with someone else. I am truly sorry for any offensive remarks that were posted.