Austin Aries to be "disciplined" for inappropriate actions against Christy Hemme
Austin Aries will be disciplined for an incident with Christy Hemme on last Thursday's TNA Impact, according to Spike TV executive David Schwarz.
In the segment on live TV, Aries had Hemme trapped in the turnbuckle, and stood up on the ropes, his crotch about eye level with Hemme.
Hemme was not amused and spoke out about the incident on Twitter. When asked about it, she said it was "Unacceptable." Aries replied on his Twitter "Pretty nuts, some of the junk people get the balls to say over the net, knowing they couldn't to your face...Eh, anyway, time to sack out."
David Schwarz has described the incident as "sexual harassment."
“We have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment,” Schwarz said. “We discussed [the incident] with our partner. [Aries is] being disciplined. I’m trying to get more information on what action is being taken. Dixie Carter took this very personally. He will be disciplined. Again, we have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment. “I’m not sure specifically how [the discipline] will be handled. To what extent, I don’t know. This is certainly something we don’t condone and don’t tolerate. Such behavior is not welcome."
More details when they are available.