AEW star Jake Atlas has been hit with a domestic violence charge … after he allegedly scratched his boyfriend following an argument over a sexual encounter.
According to police documents, obtained by TMZ Sports, Atlas was arrested on May 23 after cops say the 27-year-old wrestler’s boyfriend and a witness told them Atlas became very aggressive following a night of drinking.
Police say while Atlas was out at a bar, his boyfriend joined him there … and say the boyfriend told them the two eventually “went back to a female friend’s house to take part in sexual activities.”
But, cops say Atlas’ boyfriend told them that after he had paid “more attention” to the female than Atlas — the 5-foot-11, 230-pound athlete became enraged.
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In the docs, officers say the boyfriend and a witness told them Atlas started a “huge verbal argument” — and then tried to attack the boyfriend multiple times.
In his alleged fits of rage, Atlas was accused of scratching his boyfriend and tearing the man’s tank top.
Cops say in the docs when they tried to interview Atlas for his side of the story, “he only wished to talk bad about” his boyfriend instead of being cooperative.
Court records show Atlas — real name Kenny Sanchez Martinez — was ultimately charged with domestic violence battery, a misdemeanor. The records show he was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.
He’s due back in court for a hearing in the case in late June.
Atlas — who is openly gay — wrestled in the WWE from 2019 to 2021. He went on to wrestle with AEW in late 2021, but suffered a significant knee injury in Jan. 2022 and has not returned to the ring since.
We’ve reached out to AEW for comment, but so far, no word back yet.
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