Vince McMahon accused of rape, sex trafficking in new lawsuit

The suit claims that Vince McMahon directed her to have sexual relations with WWE wrestlers and other men. It also claims he would intimidate her with threats of exposing her and making “depraved sexual demands” in exchange for her continued employment. Grant worked for WWE from June 2019 through March 2022, and she says that she was fired after McMahon’s wife, Linda McMahon, discovered the relationship. Grant was pressured to sign a nondisclosure agreement in exchange for $3 million.

Court documents also claim McMahon and WWE Talent Relations boss John Laurinaitis took turns violently raping her in Laurinaitis’ office at WWE headquarters in June 2021. She also claims that McMahon directed Grant to engage in sex with him and other WWE employees during working hours. John Laurinaitis is listed as a defendant in the suit, along with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., which the suit claims “actively sought to conceal the wrongdoing.”

TKO Group Holdings, WWE’s parent company, has distanced itself from the accusations in a statement, saying, “Mr. McMahon does not control TKO nor does he oversee the day-to-day operations of WWE.” The statement also says, “While this matter pre-dates our TKO executive team’s tenure at the company, we take Ms. Grant’s horrific allegations very seriously and are addressing this matter internally.”

Stay tuned for more details as this story develops …