Vince McMahon faces new allegations about his behavior while in charge of WWE.
In January, McMahon resigned from his position as CEO of TKO, the company behind the merger of WWE and UFC, after being accused of sex trafficking.
While the 78-year-old continues to deny the allegations, he has taken a step back from his involvement with the company, with several current WWE wrestlers speaking out in shock over the alleged events.
However, a new statement has reportedly come to light regarding former WWE star Ashley Massaro, who died in 2019 by suicide eight months after a lawsuit alleging that injuries on The head of her wrestling career had plunged her into a spiral of depression.
According ViceAn unpublished statement given before his death has come to light that describes some of McMahon’s more alleged behavior related to Massaro.
Vince McMahon is reportedly facing new allegations for being accused of sex trafficking.
Ashley Massaro, who committed suicide in 2019, accused McMahon of punishing her after she rejected his sexual advances.
In 2016, Massaro alleged that members of the US Armed Forces drugged and sexually assaulted her during a WWE tour of Kuwait in 2006.
She also accused McMahon of abuse and claimed that WWE discouraged her from reporting the alleged sexual assault.
WWE had issued a statement after Massaro’s suicide stating that they were never aware of the former wrestler’s accusations.
“At no time were Vince McMahon or WWE management informed by Ashley Massaro or anyone else that she had been sexually assaulted, drugged, raped or sodomized by a military doctor with a nurse standing guard during a goodwill tour in 2007 by the United States. military bases in Kuwait,” the statement said.
“In fact, if he had ever expressed such a claim to WWE, we would have immediately reported it to the Base Commander.
“At no time was there a meeting with Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn, John Laurinaitis or other company executives in which she told them of such a claim and they were ordered to keep it secret.”
In the new statement, Massaro alleges that McMahon took sexual advantage of female wrestlers and that she was personally punished on screen for rejecting his advances.
Massaro was allegedly given bad scripts to destroy his reputation, which was common McMahon behavior he became known for.
Massaro had alleged that members of the United States Armed Forces drugged and sexually assaulted her during a WWE tour of Kuwait in 2006.
John Laurinaitis, named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was aware of the allegations along with McMahon and other WWE executives, according to his attorney.
Meanwhile, former WWE executive John Laurinaitis was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
His lawyer has claimed that McMahon and other WWE executives, including Laurinaitis, knew of Massaro’s allegations.