Going Ringside Ep. 47: The Vince McMahon sex trafficking lawsuit

The bombshell lawsuit that alleges sex trafficking against Vince McMahon and others was first reported in the Wall Street Journal Thursday only three days after WWE and its parent company TKO were on the New York Stock Exchange announcing a major deal with Netflix. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined other stars like McMahon and his son-in-law Triple H to announce the major deal and ring the bell to open trading. It was a blue ribbon day for the company and appeared to foreshadow good things for the company.

However, all the positive news was quickly erased on Thursday with the horrific allegations laid out in the lawsuit that allege McMahon, a top WWE executive John Laurinitis and others sex trafficked the woman Janel Grant while she was an employee at WWE.

The lawsuit alleges Grant lost her parents in 2019 and happened to live in the same apartment building as McMahon’s penthouse duplex. It reads: “The building’s Resident Manager wanted to help. She messaged McMahon to ask whether he would talk to her, sharing that Ms. Grant had been through hardship and would do great things if given a fresh start. McMahon enthusiastically responded, ‘Hell Yes!!’”


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