Ex-WWE Boss Vince McMahon Accused of Sexual Misconduct. AGAIN.

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Vince McMahon, former WWE boss, is embroiled in a scandal involving serious sexual misconduct and sex trafficking allegations, as detailed in a lawsuit filed by former employee Janel Grant. Grant accuses McMahon of physical and emotional abuse, sexual assault, and trafficking, including coercing her into sexual encounters with him and other men at WWE’s headquarters. McMahon, who denies these allegations, stepped down as WWE’s CEO in 2022 amidst similar accusations.

The lawsuit alleges that WWE financially benefited from a “commercial sex act venture” orchestrated by McMahon, using Grant as a “sexual commodity” to secure new contracts for wrestling talent. McMahon reportedly passed explicit photos and videos of Grant to other WWE employees. The lawsuit seeks compensation and aims to void a $3 million non-disclosure agreement, of which Grant claims to have received only $1 million.

“This lawsuit is replete with lies, obscene made-up instances that never occurred, and a vindictive distortion of the truth. He will vigorously defend himself,” McMahon’s lawyers said in a statement sent to website Wrestling Inc.

McMahon’s Past Controversies:

McMahon’s career, marked by controversies and allegations, now faces its most serious challenge yet with the recent lawsuit. The unfolding scandal could not only affect McMahon’s legacy but also have significant implications for WWE’s business relationships, including the high-profile Netflix deal.

  • Nancy Argentino Case (1983): McMahon was involved in the case where wrestler Jimmy Snuka was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. McMahon reportedly joined Snuka during a crucial police interview, and the case was not pursued until much later​​.
  • Steroid Distribution (1993): McMahon faced charges for distributing steroids to WWE performers but was acquitted due to weak legal arguments and testimony​​.
  • Montreal Screwjob (1997): McMahon orchestrated a controversial scenario to strip Bret Hart of the WWF Championship, an event known as the “Montreal Screwjob“​​.
  • Alleged Sexual Assault (2006): McMahon was accused of sexual misconduct by a tanning salon employee, but no charges were filed due to lack of evidence​​.
  • Business Ventures: McMahon launched various WWE-related ventures like the WWE Network and was involved in other businesses like the XFL and World Bodybuilding Federation​​.

This scandal could potentially impact the WWE’s business deals, including their recent agreement with Netflix. The partnership, focused on creating a multi-part documentary about McMahon’s life, could face scrutiny and reconsideration in light of these allegations. WWE, now under the TKO Group, states that McMahon does not control the company or oversee its daily operations, and they are taking the allegations seriously​.

[Source: SkyNews]
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