A new report has come out from the Wall Street Journal which details that former WWF referee Rita Chatterton has reached a settlement with Vince McMahon. Chatterton accused McMahon of rape in 1992 (which took place in 1986) and in December 2022 she along with another individual filed sexual abuse lawsuits against McMahon.
After the allegations resurfaced, McMahon’s lawyer received a letter from Chatterton in November that demanded $11.75 million in damages for the alleged assault. According to the WSJ article, it notes that Chatterton received a lesser amount than what was originally asked. The exact figure is still unknown.
The lawyer of McMahon, Jerry McDevitt, provided a statement to the WSJ to confirm that McMahon continues to deny the rape allegations. He settled the case to avoid the cost of litigation. Chatterton’s lawyer, John Clune, declined to comment on the situation.
McMahon officially returned to the company’s Board of Directors earlier in the month. He originally retired in July. McMahon’s return at this time has pointed to a potential sale of the company. Shortly after McMahon’s departure, his daughter, Stephanie McMahon stepped down from her co-CEO position. This leaves Nick Khan as the sole CEO. Triple H continues to head creative and has had meetings with both SmackDown and Raw talent letting them know that he will continue to operate the day-to-day operations.
You can check out the Wall Street Journal article here.