World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Executive Chairman Vince McMahon pays a multimillion-dollar legal settlement to a former referee who accused him of raping her.
The settlement with Rita Chatterton, the primary feminine referee of the biggest wrestling promotion, was accomplished final month, in accordance to a Wall Street Journal report Thursday, citing folks acquainted with the settlement.
Chatterton demanded $11.75 million in damages for the alleged 1986 rape in a November letter to McMahon’s lawyer reviewed by the Journal. The legal association, which is believed to be considerably much less, comes as McMahon pursues a doable sale of the corporate
he has overseen for many years.
“Mr. McMahon denies and always has denied raping Ms. Chatterton. And he settled the case solely to avoid the cost of litigation,” stated Jerry McDevitt, a lawyer for McMahon.
Chatterton’s lawyer, John Clune, declined to remark. WWE didn’t reply to requests for remark, the Journal reported.
Last yr, McMahon agreed to pay $3 million to a former WWE worker with whom he allegedly had an affair, the Journal reported. In 2018, McMahon reached a $7.5 million settlement with a former wrestler who claimed McMahon coerced her into giving him oral intercourse.
McMahon has declined to publicly touch upon the settlements.
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