Ex-WWE Diva Left Sobbing After Vince McMahon Advice

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The culture in WWE is under the spotlight due to the allegations made against Vince McMahon and now one ex-WWE star has recalled an uncomfortable experience that left her in tears.

Vince McMahon has been accused of sexual assault and sex trafficking in a shocking lawsuit that has rocked WWE. Vince McMahon has resigned as TKO Executive Chairman as a result but has vowed to fight the allegations and clear his name.

Now former WWE and ECW star Francine has given her take on the situation and recalled one particularly uncomfortable instruction on how to best get McMahon’s attention.

Speaking on her Eyes Up Here podcast, Francine began by commenting on the Vince McMahon situation and said she heard stories over the years about McMahon but couldn’t say what was true or not:

I know there are a million stories out there about Vince with talent, other people in the office with talent. Never knew if they were true or not. You know, a lot of sources tell me a lot of the girls got their push because of the casting couch. I don’t know if that’s true or not.

Francine then explained an unsavoury incident when an unnamed higher up in WWE advised her to put oil on her body and then approach McMahon to get his attention:

I mean, when I worked there, there were stories floating around. And again when I worked there, I was told by somebody higher up, if you want to, you know, be seen, you need to go get a bottle of oil. I mean, I don’t know if I was supposed to be cooking oil. What kind of oil this is oil? I don’t know. Rubbing oil all over my boobs and knocking on Vince’s door and going in there and leaning on his desk and trying to get noticed. That’s what I was told to do, and I said, absolutely not, I’m not doing that.

So you know, I kind of believe what this girl is saying, although you know, I wasn’t there, so we can’t prove it one hundred percent, but I can see this kind of thing happening. He is a millionaire. He has so much power. The way that the guys would follow him like the you know, the corporates. When I would go to Raw, I would see him walking down the corridor and he’d have four or five guys just following him around everywhere, I mean, they would do whatever he told them to do.

The man’s got power, you know, power, money. I just don’t understand why she didn’t walk away.

Francine Left In Tears After Questionable Advice From WWE Higher Up

Francine was then asked for her specific reaction to being told that later in the podcast and revealed that the incident left her in tears:

So I was crying. I was literally crying at this point. I’m standing, I remember I was standing in a very closed… it wasn’t a hallway, but it was like there might have been like one of those trunks, you know, with the trunks that they had, the big blue trunks. I might have been between a trunk and a wall or something.

And I’m having this conversation with this higher up guy. I’m not going to say who it is. And they’re, you know, they’re telling me what to do, and I was just sobbing, and he was just like, ‘Well, it’ll get you noticed’ or something to that effect. And I was like, ‘I’m not doing it. I’m just not doing it.’ I said ‘I want to go home,’ and basically it was just like, ‘Okay, trying to help. I’m just trying to help you.’ And I was just like, ‘I’m not doing it,’ you know.

In closing, Francine made clear that Vince McMahon had never acted inappropriately with her:

And let me, I’m going on record, Vince never made a pass at me, Like he’s never been inappropriate, Like the one time went on Vince that was just weird. It was like, I guess he liked the way I looked when I came out of a makeup chair, but he’s never never done anything like inappropriate towards me. I just want to put that out there before this, you know, blows up or whatever.

But it’s like I was p*ssed off because, and I’m not trying to be, you know, an assh*le, but I know I have talent. I know I’m talented. I know what I can do in the ring. And when you have somebody who has experience and who knows what they’re doing to be told to just, you know, go in there and just do something like that, I’ve never been told to do anything like that in my life.

When I worked for ECW, I didn’t have to sleep with Paul or anybody, like, it was just my talent. I go to a place like this and it’s just all I hear is like, ‘This one’s doing this, and this one’s doing that, and this one’s with this one.’ I’m just, good Lord. Do they not look at a person and say, ‘Well, they’re a really good worker,’ you know, or ‘They’re really good on the mic,’ or ‘Okay, they’re a pretty girl, but they have tail only the talent.’ Really, to me, that wasn’t in play. It was like, what are you gonna do to get him to notice you?

A culture of corruption presided over by Vince McMahon in WWE has been alleged by the attorney of Janel Grant who filed the lawsuit against McMahon and the company in the first place.

h/t Inside The Ropes