Vince McMahon Exits TKO Amidst Grave Allegations
In a stunning development, Vince McMahon, previously appointed as the head of TKO following the merger of WWE and UFC, has stepped down. This decision comes in the wake of a damning report by The Wall Street Journal, detailing accusations of trafficking leveled against him by former WWE employee Janel Grant.
Grant alleges years of sexual exploitation by McMahon, including being forced to share explicit images and videos of herself, some involving wrestling star Brock Lesnar. The accusations extend to coercion into prostitution and using her for business negotiations. A particularly disturbing claim involves an incident where McMahon, aged 78, is said to have defecated on Grant’s head during a threesome.
McMahon’s resignation from all positions within TKO is a direct consequence of these allegations. He maintains his innocence, stating, “I firmly stand by my earlier statement that Grant’s lawsuit is filled with lies and indecent fabrications that never occurred, and are a vengeful distortion of the truth. I will defend myself against these baseless accusations and look forward to clearing my name.”
This isn’t McMahon’s first brush with controversy. In 2022, similar allegations led to a temporary step back from his role, although he returned as WWE head in 2023, playing a significant role in the company’s merger with UFC.