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Vince McMahon’s Texts To Janel Grant About John Laurinaitis Released

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The following details were provided in the lawsuit filed against Vince McMahon by former WWE employee Janel Grant:

“On February 5, 2021, McMahon sent Ms. Grant to establish a schedule for when other men (including Physical Therapist and Laurinaitis) could have $ex with Ms. Grant, which Ms. Grant attempted to rebuff:

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Texts like this – a shift schedule – caused Ms. Grant to suffer breakdowns over how her original hope for a new life had been reduced to an objectified and dehumanized existence, with no way out.

On or about March 6, 2021, a second threesome between McMahon, Laurinaitis and Ms. Grant occurred.

McMahon constantly reinforced the expectation that Ms. Grant $exually perform for him and her new boss Laurinaitis, both in and out of the office. McMahon wrote on March 22, 2021, ‘Do U promise to make me proud Baby? Will U show him what a Porno Star U can B. Will U Show Off for me like never before ????’ and ‘On days when he’s in town, I want him to f**k U every morning and later In the office too’.

McMahon also indicated on April 2, 2021 that Ms. Grant should obey if Laurinaitis wanted to bring in yet more men:

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As soon as Ms. Grant began working directly for Laurinaitis, forcible touching and overtly $exual behaviors became part of daily life when he was in the office. On numerous occasions, Ms. Grant was directed to visit Laurinaitis at his hotel room before work to serve herself to him as his ‘breakfast’.

These devastating experiences made Ms. Grant feel as though she were being pimped out as an object for $exual gratification for her new boss. Upon information and belief, corporate funds from the WWE were used to finance Laurinaitis’s hotel stays when these coerced $exual encounters occurred.

Per McMahon’s instructions, Ms. Grant reported interactions with Laurinaitis back to McMahon, for whom the stories served as a source of arousal.

The arrangement with Laurinaitis left Ms. Grant miserable and enraged. However, in her years of experience with McMahon, she knew her requests to stop would be ignored at best or used to destroy her career and reputation at worst. Ms. Grant was further left feeling isolated by colleagues and surveilled by the top-level employees within WWE.

Professionally and personally, Ms. Grant’s fate was entirely in the hands of McMahon, Laurinaitis, and the other WWE executives who enabled her abuse.

On May 24, 2021, McMahon messaged Ms. Grant to remind her that a mistake could destroy her career and that she should pursue verbal communication rather than written where possible:

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Panic that someone else’s mistake could cost Ms. Grant her livelihood left her feeling helpless and afraid of what would happen if McMahon’s mood shifted, leading her to message him expressions of loyalty, love, and submission as a coping mechanism and with the hope that he would protect her.

On June 14, 2021, Ms. Grant again told McMahon that she did not want to engage in $exual encounters with Laurinaitis, adding ‘I’ve left that hotel feeling bad about myself every time’. McMahon responded that the one-on-one encounters could cease, but that he expected threesomes with Laurinaitis to continue.

The following morning, on June 15, 2021, at approximately 7:51 am, Ms. Grant messaged McMahon that, due to her work on an important project, she did not want a threesome that week as a ‘3some won’t set me up for success. It’ll knock me out’. To avoid pushback from McMahon, Ms. Grant offered the following week instead.

McMahon and Laurinaitis ignored her plea and brought her into Laurinaitis’ office, forcibly touching and undressing her before forcing her to engage in a threesome on a conference table. Ms. Grant pleaded, ‘No, no, no’ and ‘Please stop’; McMahon responded with ‘No means yes’. Ms. Grant again told them to stop. Instead, McMahon licked his fingers and penetrated Ms. Grant and said, ‘Take it, b*tch’. With each taking turns restraining her for the other, Laurinaitis then joined by forcibly shoving his tongue, then penis, into Ms. Grant’s mouth.

On June 23, 2021, around 11:42 am, McMahon directed Ms. Grant – in the middle of a workday – to meet him on a lower floor. When Ms. Grant arrived, McMahon led her inside his private locker room, locked the door, and forced himself on her over a massage table. Later that day, $15,000 in gift cards to Bloomingdales were purchased at McMahon’s direction and delivered by McMahon’s personal assistant to Ms. Grant in her office.

On multiple other occasions while Ms. Grant worked under Laurinaitis, including after McMahon’s promise that one-on-one encounters would end – and even after his wife moved across the country to join Laurinaitis – he would call Ms. Grant to his office, lock the door, unzip his pants, and instruct Ms. Grant to perform oral $ex.

Through all this, Ms. Grant noticed that the less she $exually engaged with Laurinaitis, the less work she had as Laurinaitis began to belittle Ms. Grant in front of colleagues. Fearing for herself and her future, Ms. Grant asked Laurinaitis whether he still supported her promotion to vice president. He deflected with an answer about considering all options and changed the topic. The extreme uncertainty and fear for her future exacerbated Ms. Grant’s physical symptoms of illness, including gastrointestinal issues and vomiting, which continued to worsen over the remainder of her time with WWE.”

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