Vince McMahon & WWE Lawsuit Paused At Request Of US Government Conducting Criminal Investigation

Vince McMahon & WWE Lawsuit Paused At Request Of US Government Conducting Criminal Investigation WWE

The high-profile Vince McMahon & WWE lawsuit filed by Janel Grant is on pause at the request of the US government which is conducting its own criminal investigation into McMahon.

UPDATE – Deadline reports that the US Department of Justice is investigating WWE and John Laurinatis, as well as McMahon.

Today, May 30, plaintiff Janel Grant – who filed a lawsuit against McMahon, WWE and John Laurinaitis in January – consented to a request from the US attorney for the Southern District of New York to pause the suit.

We were sent the following statement from Grant’s attorney Ann Callis:

“Ms. Grant has consented to a request by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York to stay her case against Mr. McMahon, WWE and Mr. Laurinaitis, pursuant to a pending non-public investigation. We will cooperate with all appropriate next steps.”

Previous reports from the Wall Street Journal and ABC News indicated that Southern District of New York attorneys have been leading a criminal investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Vince McMahon.

So essentially, at the request of those conducting that criminal investigation, Grant’s lawsuit has been paused.

At this time, it is unknown whether McMahon will be hit with criminal charges.

The government also submitted two new sealed documents to the docket today, as well as adding a Notice of Appearance by Sarah Mortavai, who is an attorney for the Southern District of New York.

We’ll keep you posted with further updates. All updates on the lawsuit and situation can be found at this link.

1 month ago by Liam Winnard

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