Someone who used to work for Vince McMahon, the father of WWE, has accused him of sexual assault, abuse, and trafficking.
The complaint was sent to the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. It says that McMahon treated Grant with “extreme cruelty and degradation,” including making her do sexual things with other WWE employees, like John Laurinaitis, who is also named as a defendant in the complaint.
The lawsuit says that McMahon and Laurinaitis sexually assaulted Grant at the WWE offices while he was at work.
Grant says McMahon doped on her and used sex toys with WWE stars’ names on them. McMahon is also said to have used Grant to get a WWE star to re-sign with the business.
Within 2019, Grant was hired by WWE after McMahon demanded “a physical relationship in return for long-term employment.” Grant said that she was forced into the sexual relationship while she was working for WWE.
She said that McMahon would show other employees racy pictures, videos, and information about her and also force her to have sex with other employees, including Laurinaitis.
The lawsuit says that McMahon got other men, like Laurinaitis, to have sexual contact with Grant.
Grant was expected to have sexual encounters at WWE offices, sometimes while he was at work. It is said in the claim that McMahon and Laurinaitis sexually assaulted Grant in the WWE office.
Grant’s attorney said in a statement, “Today’s complaint seeks to hold accountable two WWE executives who sexually assaulted and trafficked plaintiff Janel Grant, as well as the organization that facilitated or turned a blind eye to her abuse and then swept it under the rug.”
A spokesperson for McMahon said that the case is “full of lies and obscenely made-up events that never happened.”
The case wants to get rid of the NDA Grant signed with WWE and wants money for the abuse and trafficking that happened. Grant hopes that other women will not be harmed because of the case.
The claims against McMahon are serious and upsetting, and the case is likely to have big effects on WWE and its founder.