Janel Grant’s legal representatives have moved to expunge statements attributed to Vince McMahon in his initial response to the lawsuit.

Grant’s legal team filed a motion on Wednesday seeking to strike down what they have characterized as “inflammatory lies” contained within McMahon’s memorandum.

According to Grant’s filing, McMahon’s statements were employed “to propagate egregious falsehoods impugning Janel’s moral character, evidently in a bid to intimidate and harass her into capitulation.”

The motion further articulates:


“McMahon’s easily refuted lies have no place in this case. It was not necessary, reasonable, or responsible to use a public filing to impugn Janel’s moral character. Indeed, McMahon’s desperate attempt to distract from the legal substance of the Motion highlight its weakness and the weakness of his overall case.”

“This Court has inherent power to strike a parties’ filings. Accordingly, Janel respectfully requests that the Court exercise that power to strike the Motion’s “Preliminary Statement” in its entirety and admonish McMahon and his counsel that such statements have no place in civil litigation.”

In his response filed on Tuesday, McMahon sought arbitration, vehemently refuting Grant’s allegations of sexual misconduct, abuse, and trafficking:

“By publicly filing her salacious, false and defamatory Complaint, Plaintiff has brazenly and intentionally violated a binding contract to arbitrate. The Complaint’s outrageous claims of sexual abuse and coercion are pure fiction—plainly intended to garner publicity—and are flatly contradicted by Plaintiff’s own contemporaneous statements. Contrary to Plaintiff’s false allegations, Plaintiff and Defendant engaged in a consensual relationship during which Defendant never coerced Plaintiff into doing anything and never mistreated her in any way.”

McMahon’s resignation from TKO and WWE in January closely followed Grant’s initiation of the legal proceedings.

What are your thoughts on the legal battle between Janel Grant and Vince McMahon? Do you think McMahon’s statements in response to the lawsuit are appropriate, or do you agree with Grant’s attorneys that they should be struck down? Share your opinions in the comments below!

H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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