Vince McMahon Sex Trafficking Lawsuit Update – John Laurinaitis Files Motion Joining McMahon for Arbitration

As noted before, former WWE employee Janel Grant filed a lawsuit this past January against TKO Executive Chairman Vince McMahon accusing McMahon of committing sex trafficking and sexual abuse towards her during her time in the company. Besides McMahon, former WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis and WWE itself were also named as defendants in this lawsuit.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that Laurinaitis filed a motion earlier today to the United States District Court of Connecticut requesting that Grant’s lawsuit against himself, McMahon, and WWE be moved to private arbitration based on recent court records. This is the same request McMahon made in a recent motion filing to the court.

In an official statement to Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston, Laurinaitis’ lawyer Edward Brennan confirmed that they will be joining forces with McMahon to pursue private arbitration for this lawsuit instead of allowing it to continue to a trial.

“John Laurinaitis has filed a Motion today fully joining in and adopting Vince McMahon’s motion to compel arbitration. Mr. Laurinaitis corroborates Mr. McMahon in publicly declaring that Ms. Grant’s allegations of sexual abuse and coercion in her Complaint are completely unfounded. My client will fight these false allegations together with Mr. McMahon in the proper forum, arbitration.”

McMahon’s lawyer Jessica T. Rosenberg also released an official statement to Thurston in response to Laurinaitis joining forces with his client.

“In January 2024, Ms. Grant, a 43-year-old with a law degree, who was in love with Mr. McMahon and devastated by their break-up, filed an outrageous and false lawsuit to ruin Mr. McMahon’s career and reputation. Now, her false allegations are slowly unraveling. Today, Mr. Laurinaitis’ attorney confirmed his client will corroborate Mr. McMahon’s account and expose the lies within the Complaint. Despite their intense efforts, Ms. Grant’s attorneys won’t be able to suppress the truth from coming out.”

Laurinaitis previously had claimed that he was also a victim of McMahon in regards to the current sex trafficking and sexual abuse allegations against McMahon and himself.