The wrestling world has been rocked by serious allegations against Vince McMahon, a polarizing figure in sports entertainment. Amid ongoing discussions and controversies surrounding McMahon, particularly concerning allegations of trafficking, new developments have emerged as both McMahon and WWE have received waivers of summons in the sex trafficking lawsuit filed against them.

On January 25th, Janel Grant, a former WWE staff member, initiated legal action against WWE, John Laurinaitis, and Vince McMahon, alleging instances of sexual assault, emotional abuse, and sex trafficking dating back to March 2019. These allegations have tarnished McMahon’s reputation and triggered widespread condemnation within the industry.

Brandon Thurston took to Twitter to report on the legal proceedings involving McMahon and WWE in the case of Grant v. WWE et al. Waivers of summons dated March 15 for McMahon and WWE surfaced on the court docket, alongside a waiver of summons for John Laurinaitis on the same date.

Janel Grant’s attorney, Ann Callis, had previously indicated that all three parties received waivers of summons on March 15, a fact confirmed by Thurston’s report. The defendants have until May 14 to respond, with a 60-day window from March 15.


McMahon is being represented by Jessica T. Rosenberg from the Kasowitz Benson Torres firm, as revealed in statements to various sources. WWE, on the other hand, is represented by Daniel Toal from the Paul Weiss firm, a legal team with prior experience representing WWE in other matters.

John Laurinaitis has maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal, claiming to be victim of circumstance. Notably, Vince McMahon no longer recieves vocal support within WWE. With ongoing allegations against McMahon, his future hangs in uncertainty. However, WWE and McMahon still have a month to respond to the waivers of summons, leaving the wrestling community awaiting their next moves.

How do you believe Vince McMahon and WWE will respond to the waiver of summons? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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