It was reported last week by The Wall Street Journal that Janel Grant, a former WWE employee, filed a lawsuit against WWE, Vince McMahon, and John Laurinaitis in a Connecticut federal court. McMahon was accused of sex trafficking in the complaint.
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, federal authorities have been investigating allegations against McMahon. It was noted that according to people familiar with the investigation, New York prosecutors have been in contact with women who have accused McMahon of sexual misconduct.
In the summer of 2023, federal agents were said to have executed a search warrant for McMahon’s phone and issued a subpoena to him for documents related to any allegation of “rape, sex trafficking, sexual assault, commercial sex transaction, harassment or discrimination” against current or former WWE employees.
According to the article, the grand jury subpoena names Grant and at least four other women who entered settlement agreements with McMahon over sexual misconduct and multiple women have been interviewed by prosecutors.
Here is an excerpt from the article…
“The other women named in the grand jury subpoena include a WWE contractor whom McMahon allegedly sent unsolicited nude photos and sexually harassed; a former WWE wrestler who said McMahon coerced her into giving him oral sex; former WWE referee Rita Chatterton, who publicly accused McMahon of raping her; a spa manager who said McMahon assaulted her at a Southern California resort; and a former WWE employee who alleged the head of talent relations at the company at the time, John Laurinaitis, demoted her after she broke off an affair with him.”
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 2, 2024