Vince McMahon and another former executive are accused of significant sexual misconduct in a federal complaint that was filed on Thursday by a former employee of WWE. The allegations include that McMahon offered the former employee to a star wrestler for sexual encounters.
Allegations that McMahon, who is now 78 years old, forced her into a sexual relationship in order for her to get and keep a job, as well as passed around pornographic pictures and videos of her to other men, including other WWE employees, are included in the graphic 67-page lawsuit that was filed by Janel Grant, who worked in the company’s legal and talent departments.
McMahon resigned from his position as CEO of WWE in 2022, in the midst of an inquiry into claims that are similar to those in the case that was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, which is where WWE is headquartered.
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Additionally, the WWE and John Laurinaitis, who once served as the company’s head of talent relations and general manager, are named as defendants in the complaint that Andrew Grant has filed.
In cases of sexual assault, the Associated Press does not normally name the accusers; but, advocates for Grant stated that she desired to make her allegation public.
According to a statement released by her attorney, Ann Callis, “Ms. Grant hopes that her lawsuit will prevent other women from being victimized with the same situation.” “The organization is well aware of Mr. McMahon’s history of depraved behavior, and it is time for them to take responsibility for the misconduct of its leadership,” the statement reads.
On the basis of the lawsuit, McMahon allegedly resided in the same building as Grant and made an offer to Grant in 2019 to secure a position with WWE following the passing of her parents.
He allegedly made it abundantly obvious that one of the criteria of the employment was a physical relationship with him, and later with Laurinaitis and other individuals as well. She claims that he eventually made this clear.
The suit claims that McMahon lavished her with gifts over the course of the subsequent few years, one of which being a fancy automobile.
On top of that, it asserts that McMahon offered one of his star wrestlers, who is not named in the lawsuit, the opportunity to have sexual relations with Grant in the year 2021.
As stated in the lawsuit, “WWE benefited financially from the commercial sex act venture that was orchestrated by McMahon.” This was accomplished by having wrestling talent, such as WWE Superstar, sign new contracts with WWE after McMahon marketed Plaintiff as a sexual commodity for their consumption.
At the same time that Grant is requesting unspecified monetary damages, she is also requesting that the court nullify a nondisclosure agreement that was worth $3 million, of which she claims she received just $1 million.
McMahon is currently serving as the executive chairman of the board for TKO Group Holdings, which was formed as a result of a merger between WWE and the firm that manages Ultimate Fighting Championship in April of 2017, resulting in the creation of a sports entertainment corporation worth $21.4 billion.
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