Vince McMahon Accuser Postpones Lawsuit Following US Justice Department’s Request

The former employee of World Wrestling Entertainment, Janel Grant, who accused Vince McMahon of sexual assault and trafficking, has agreed to pause her lawsuit at the request of the US Justice Department. This decision comes as the Justice Department is conducting its own investigation into the allegations.

Grant’s attorney, Ann Callis, confirmed that Grant has consented to the request from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York to stay her case against Mr. McMahon, WWE, and Mr. Laurinaitis, citing a pending non-public investigation. The pause in the lawsuit is for a duration of six months.

This development follows Vince McMahon’s resignation from his role as chairman of the WWE’s parent company, TKO Group Holdings Inc., after the suit was filed in January 2024. The lawsuit alleges that McMahon coerced Grant into a sexual relationship and shared sexually explicit photos and videos of her with male colleagues. It also claims that he subjected her to increasingly depraved sexual demands, including forcing her into sexual encounters with others.

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