Vince McMahon accused of sexual abuse, sex trafficking in lawsuit

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Vince McMahon, the executive chairman of the board for WWE’s parent company TKO Group Holdings, was accused of sexual abuse and sex trafficking in a lawsuit filed in Connecticut on Thursday.

Janel Grant filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court against McMahon and former WWE executive John Laurinaitis. Grant alleged in the 67-page complaint that McMahon lured her to the company with the promises of a stellar career, only to be sexually exploited by him and people he called his “friends” between 2019 and 2022.

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The lawsuit says that Grant signed a nondisclosure agreement in 2022 which McMahon agreed to pay $3 million in exchange for her not disclosing their relationship or disparaging him. However, the lawsuit alleged that she continued to be harassed. The suit seeks to void the NDA under the Speak Out Act, unspecified compensatory damages and further relief as the court “deems just and proper.”

McMahon’s attorney, Jerry McDevitt, did not respond to Fox News Digital’s requests for comment, and neither did WWE representatives. TKO Group Holdings did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Grant joined WWE in June 2019, months after the death of her parents and after her building’s manager texted McMahon to see whether he would talk to her, according to the lawsuit. Grant states in the lawsuit that her initial meeting with McMahon was the start of the three-year “nightmare.”

The lawsuit goes on to allege multiple instances of explicit encounters between McMahon and Grant and describes the former WWE chief of exercising “complete ownership and control over both her personal and professional lives.”

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Vince McMahon in 2010

Among the claims, McMahon was accused of defecating on the plaintiff during a threesome and caused injuries to her through the use of sex toys.

The lawsuit describes allegations of Grant being sexually assaulted by McMahon and Laurinaitis as well as other friends of McMahon’s. 

“Behind a locked door, the two men cornered her and pulled her in between them, forcibly touched her, before ultimately putting her on top of a table in between them,” the lawsuit says. “She begged them to stop, but they forced themselves on her, each taking turns restraining her for the other.”

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Laurinaitis didn’t immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment. He left the company in 2022.

The lawsuit says that McMahon told Grant in January 2022 that his wife, Linda McMahon, had discovered their relationship and allegedly pressured her into signing the NDA.

Grant now “lives with so much anxiety and depression that she is unable to leave her residence for weeks at a time out of fear and PTSD,” the complaint read.

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The lawsuit demands a trial by jury and accuses McMahon and WWE of civil battery, and the company of negligence.

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