Vince McMahon is now under federal criminal investigation to determine any breaches of law following allegations of sex trafficking.
According to a close friend and senior WWE executive, McMahon’s phone has been seized by federal authorities. This was after a former WWE employee, Janel Grant, filed a lawsuit, claiming McMahon offered her a WWE job in exchange for sex. Grant’s filing claims McMahon trafficked her to other men. Vince denied doing anything of the sort, as he intends to fight the accusations. However, he did step down from his role as Executive Chairman of TKO Group Holdings Inc. He also left his position on the TKO board of directors.
“Out of respect for the WWE Universe, the extraordinary TKO business and its board members and shareholders, partners and constituents, and all of the employees and Superstars who helped make WWE into the global leader it is today, I have decided to resign from my executive chairmanship and the TKO board of directors, effective immediately,” McMahon said
This is not the first time McMahon has been accused of sexual misconduct. In 1992, a former female professional referee, Rita Chatterton, stated McMahon had raped her. McMahon denied the accusations, but he settled outside of court last year.
McMahon also left his position as CEO of the WWE in 2022. This was after an investigation claimed he had paid close to $15 million to four different women over 16 years to remain silent over sexual misconduct claims. McMahon’s representative has not commented on the federal investigation, but the social media response has been vocal.
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