WWE icon Vince McMahon resigns from position after sex-trafficking allegations against him

WWE icon Vince McMahon resigns from position after sex-trafficking allegations against him

By Mosese Raqio
Sunday 28/01/2024
Source: BBC

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) icon Vince McMahon has resigned from WWE's parent company after a former employee filed a federal lawsuit accusing him and another former executive of serious sexual misconduct, including offering her to a star wrestler for sex.

McMahon stepped down from his position as executive chairman of the board of directors at WWE’s parent company, TKO Group Holdings, according to a statement released.

Despite being accused, he continued to deny wrongdoing following the lawsuit filed by Janel Grant, who worked in the company’s legal and talent departments.

The suit includes allegations that McMahon forced Grant into a sexual relationship in order for her to get and keep a job and passed around pornographic pictures and videos of her to other men, including other WWE employees.

In his defence statement, McMahon says that he was leaving the board “out of respect” for WWE and TKO Group.

He says he stands by his prior statement that Grant’s lawsuit is replete with lies, obscene made-up instances that never occurred, and is a vindictive distortion of the truth.

McMahon says he intends to vigorously defend himself against these baseless accusations, and look forward to clearing his name.

Source: ABC

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