Vince McMahon settles with former WWE referee that accused him of rape

During the summer of 2022, former WWE referee Rita Chatterton’s past allegations of sexual assault by WWE/WWF owner Vince McMahon resurfaced in a New York Magazine article.

In an update on the situation, is reporting that Vince McMahon agreed to a settlement last month with Chatterton. The amount was not disclosed but the article noted that Chatterton settled for less than the $11.75 million originally demanded. The article also stated that McMahon wanted to avoid the cost of litigation and the settlement “averts a public legal fight as executive chairman pursues possible WWE sale.”

McMahon’s lawyer Jerry McDevitt said that “Mr. McMahon denies and always has denied raping Ms. Chatterton.”