Vince McMahon, the co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), is the subject of a federal investigation into claims of sex trafficking and sexual assault. The Wall Street Journal and NBC News claimed that McMahon had admitted to being the subject of a federal investigation and disclosed that authorities had taken his phone in July 2023.
Former Employee’s Explosive Lawsuit Unveils Sexual Assault Allegations Against Vince McMahon and Executive John Laurinaitis
This revelation comes just a week after a former WWE employee, Janel Grant, filed a lawsuit against McMahon, WWE, and former executive John Laurinaitis, detailing sexual assault allegations. Grant alleges that she was sexually assaulted and trafficked in exchange for a job with the company. McMahon vehemently denies these sexual assault allegations but resigned as executive chairman of both WWE and TKO, the parent company of UFC, on the same day.
Laurinaitis, also accused in the lawsuit, has denied any wrongdoing, with his lawyer dismissing the details as a “misguided complaint” and asserting that Laurinaitis is a victim, not a predator, amidst the sexual assault allegations.
Vince McMahon’s Troubling Past: From Past Allegations to Ongoing Investigations – Unraveling the Complex Story of Sexual Assault Claims
Interestingly, this is not the first time McMahon has faced such serious sexual assault allegations. In 1986, former referee Rita Chatterton accused him of rape, a claim he denied. However, McMahon reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with Chatterton in 2022, addressing the sexual assault allegations. Following this settlement, McMahon retired amidst a wave of sexual misconduct allegations, which led to non-disclosure agreements amounting to $19.6 million in relation to various sexual assault allegations.
The unfolding situation has sparked widespread interest and concern, given McMahon’s prominent role in the wrestling and entertainment industry. The investigation into sexual assault allegations is ongoing, and the latest developments suggest a complex legal battle ahead. McMahon’s past, including the 2022 settlement and subsequent retirement, adds a layer of history to the current sexual assault allegations, making this a high-profile case that continues to capture public attention.