Sonya Deville’s ex-girlfriend, Ariana Johnson, testified the WWE Superstar has been receiving threatening and vulgar messages from Phillip Thomas since May 2019.
Thomas is the 24-year-old who broke into her Florida home earlier this month and attempted to kidnap her. He also threatened Johnson, apparently with the hope that if he got her away from Deville, they would have a chance at a relationship.
Deville was apparently so distraught with some of the messages she had received from Thomas she deactivated her account. As the stalking progressed, Deville never saw many of the messages due to her significant amount of followers and direct messages she gets on a daily basis.
Thomas remains jailed as he awaits trial. Meanwhile, investigators are looking into a threat from another person who allegedly promised to “finish off” what Thomas started and made claims such as, “my knife is sharper than Phillip’s.”
Deville was written off of WWE storylines after losing a “Loser Leaves WWE” match at SummerSlam to Mandy Rose. Ironically enough, Rose was with her the night of the attempted abduction. It is not known how long she will be away from WWE.