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, WSJ.com 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.”
Breaking: WWE's Vince McMahon agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement with a former referee who said he raped her in 1986, people familiar with the matter said https://t.co/zULmQWJ4U9
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 19, 2023