GeekFTW, (edited )
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Direct link to the court filing should anyone wish to peruse: https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.ctd.157647/gov.uscourts.ctd.157647.1.0.pdf (and as I mentioned in the other comments: content warning - details of sexual acts and just Vince McMahon being really fucking gross...)

Edit: Statement from Attorney representing Janel Grant:

“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 the abuse and then swept it under the rug.

“She is an incredibly private and courageous person who has suffered deeply at the hands of Mr. McMahon and Mr. Laurinaitis. Ms. Grant hopes that her lawsuit will prevent other women from being victimized. The organization is well aware of Mr. McMahon’s history of depraved behavior, and it’s time that they take responsibility for the misconduct of its leadership.”

Edit: PWI - There Is No Choice Left to Make, Wwe Must Move on From Vince Mcmahon - Whatever It Costs

Edit: TKO - “Mr. McMahon does not control TKO nor does he oversee the day-to-day operations of WWE. While this matter predates our TKO executive team’s tenure at the company, we take Ms. Grant’s horrific allegations very seriously and are addressing this matter internally.

Edit: McMahon's Spokesperson: "This lawsuit is replete with lies, obscene made-up instances that never occurred, and a vindictive distortion of the truth. He will vigorously defend himself."

Montagge,
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Bullshit he doesn't have some hand in the day to day at WWE in some facet.

Montagge,
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https://www.pwinsider.com/article.php?id=179638

Sounds like they're going after Lauranitis too

JelloBrains,
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So instead of editing my old post, I'm just going to add a new one, based on new info I'm looking at... because I read the court pdf on the lawsuit itself, the WSJ was horrifying, the whole thing in the court docs is even more terrifying, especially the texts. The WSJ painted a tame picture, IMO, compared to what I read in the PDF.

I am concerned about allegations of the board coverup, especially what proof she has against Stephanie, claiming that Stephanie helped cover it up, although my memory of events was she quit shortly before the story broke, then only came back when he was gone, then quit again when he took back control.

These guys and everybody that was involved, if true, should be locked under the jail or worse.

Montagge,
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The court documents are nightmare fuel.
I don't think she wanted to work with her father after that. Not that I could blame her. If she covered it up she's almost as bad as he is though.

TommySalami,

I’ve read two books and listened to 6 hours of podcasts detailing how absolutely horrible Vince has been, and he still SOMEHOW is worse than I’ve conceived. Absolutely disgusting human being, and shame on/charges for everyone who has known and covered for him.

TellumSiege,
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I hope the media drills Vince/TKO on this. The jaded cynic in me can't help but think we'll get initial stories on the topic and never hear it mentioned again, allowing all those involved to get by without serious consequences.

Everything here is despicable and the story needs updates, interviews, etc. But my fear is they'll cover the story once and go back to covering the election and very little else.

GoodandPlenty,

The fact that Vince willingly stopped paying this woman so that this could come to light should pretty much close the book on his insanity.

Also, ugh. Just, ugh.

JelloBrains,
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Since this is a civil suit, I wonder if that means the alleged Federal grand jury didn't return an indictment. Either way that was a horrible thing to read today, if true and provable that poor woman deserves whatever she can get and then some.

Uncle Dave said we should expect Lesnar back soon... based on the "former UFC Champion" being a partial party to this, I would hope the fuck not.

I know that it needs to go through the courts, and innocent, blah blah blah, and some of it could be overstated, but holy baby Jesus this man is dangerous, and must be removed from everything, there is no world where people should be bowing down and singing him to the ring should be allowed at this point.

As to whether the allegations are true or not, I can't say, but this has the same tone and similar allegations as the former referee from the '80s. It appears to be a clear pattern and I imagine there are more women out there with similar stories.

Just holy fuck.

Montagge,
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Vince already owes her 3 million from a previous case. She's talking now because he stopped paying what he owed her after he was investigated for using company funds to pay women he had assaulted.

GeekFTW,
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He shat on a woman. I just fucking can't lol.

Montagge,
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ImADifferentBird,
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Time is a flat circle.

Montagge,
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Also I don't know if I should have marked this as NSFW because it is a rough read.

GeekFTW,
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Got rid of the other one for ya since this has an extra comment.

But yeah content warning everyone: Some uh...graphic details.

Montagge,
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Thanks!

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