Vince McMahon’s ongoing sex scandal got a lot worse this afternoon. A report alleges that the WWE boss paid several additional women hush money to keep inappropriate relationships quiet. Unlike the previously reported $3 million settlement, this time, the allegations included coercion and unwanted advances as opposed to consensual encounters.
McMahon has already stepped down as the CEO of WWE while the investigation is ongoing. Stephanie McMahon returned from a leave of absence to fill in. Just as things seemed to be quieting down, the Wall Street Journal dropped the latest bombshell.
WWE has acknowledged the report in a recent internal memo to their employees. It was obtained by Mike Johnson of PW Insider. While nothing is shocking or exceptional about the note, it does show that WWE is aware of the situation.
“The Wall Street Journal has published a second story with expanded details on its initial WWE report last month. We want to reiterate that we and our Board of Directors take these allegations seriously.
We’ve been cooperating fully with the investigation led by our Board of Directors and will continue to do so until its conclusion. Please note that upon its conclusion, WWE leadership will make itself available to answer any questions you may have.
As the investigation into the behavior of Vince McMahon continues, many are starting to call for his permanent ouster from the company. What the board of directors can or is willing to do remains to be seen. At the moment, things do not look good for Mr. McMahon.
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