WWE was called out by Britney Abrahams, a former writer for the company as she filed a lawsuit following her release from WWE when she took home a WrestleMania event chair without permission. A lot has happened since then and the case was ultimately dismissed. Now it appears WWE has filed a motion to delay the lawsuit.
Back in April, Abrahams filed the aforementioned lawsuit in which WWE was accused of racist creative pitches and even included quite few racist practices and creative angles. The defendants named in the suit were WWE, Chris Dunn, Ryan Callahan, Jennifer Pepperman, Christine Lubrano, Mike Heller, Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon.
As previously reported, Britney Abrahams filed to dismiss the suit against all the individuals listed but not WWE, as the company still remains the sole defendant in the lawsuit.
According to a report by PWInsider, WWE and Abrahams filed a joint motion to extend the company’s due date for a response to November 3. It was added that the motion was signed off and agreed by the court on August 28th.
World Wrestling Entertainment and Britney Abrahams filed a joint motioin before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on 8/25, each jointly asking for the court to extend WWE’s due date to respond to Abrahams’ lawsuit against the company to 11/3/23. Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. signed off on that extension earlier today.
This lawsuit also alleged that an idea was pitched for Shane Thorne to hunt down Reggie like an animal and put him in a cage, but that never took place for a good reason. Regardless, we will keep you updated on this ongoing case.
What’s your view on the progress of the racism lawsuit? Do you think WWE should have gotten more heat for this? Let us know in the comments!