In January 2024, The Wall Street Journal reported that Janel Grant, a former WWE employee, filed lawsuit against WWE, Vince McMahon, and John Laurinaitis in a Connecticut federal court. The lawsuit included accusations against McMahon of sex trafficking.

However, in an article published on on April 1st, it was revealed that Grant had written what was described as a “love letter” to McMahon on December 24th, 2021, in which she expressed affection and devotion towards him. An excerpt from the letter was published by The Post, revealing Grant’s sentiments:

“After almost 3 years together, it’s like my life isn’t even real to me unless you’re there and in it and I’m sharing it all with you.”

Grant’s attorney, Ann Callis, responded to the publication of the letter with condemnation, accusing McMahon of coercion and psychological manipulation.


“Frankly it’s pretty disgusting that Vince’s weeks-late attempt to defend his horrendous behavior — behavior he claims to this day never happened — is to try to showcase letters that Vince himself coerced her to write. His psychological torture of her continues — as is typical of abusive predators who respond to women speaking out with increased threats.”

McMahon’s attorney, Jessica Taub Rosenberg of law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres, denied any coercion and defended McMahon’s actions.

“This is revisionist history. No one coerced Ms. Grant to write that letter. She wrote it of her own accord.”

Rosenberg further pointed out that the letter’s content was consistent with other communications between Grant and McMahon during their relationship.

The conflicting statements and allegations highlight the complexity of the legal battle between Grant and McMahon, shedding light on the contentious nature of their past interactions.

Given the conflicting narratives presented by Janel Grant and Vince McMahon’s legal teams regarding the “love letter” and its implications in the ongoing lawsuit, what additional evidence or testimony would you consider crucial in determining the veracity of the coercion allegations? How might this new development impact the public perception of the case and the individuals involved? Let us know in the comments below.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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