Janel Grant Agrees To Pause WWE, Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis Lawsuit

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There’s been a major development in the Janel Grant v. Vince McMahon, WWE, John Laurinaitis lawsuit.

On May 30th, an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York filed a notice of appearance in the Grant v. WWE, McMahon, Laurinaitis case. The lawsuit is being paused pending a “non-public investigation” as reported by Brandon Thurston.

In a statement issued to the media, Ann Callis, an attorney for Grant said they had agreed to a delay and would continue to cooperate as the case progresses.

“Ms. Grant has consented to a request by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York to stay her case against Mr. McMahon, WWE and Mr. Laurinaitis, pursuant to a pending non-public investigation,

We will cooperate with all appropriate next steps.”

Vince McMahon And John Laurinaitis Accused Of Sexual Assault

On April 23rd, Vince McMahon filed a “motion to compel arbitration of Plaintiff Janel Grant’s Complaint,” in response to the lawsuit brought by Grant against himself, John Laurinaitis, and WWE back in January. The suit contains several allegations of sex trafficking and sexual assault.

On May 2nd, a lawyer for John Laurinaitis confirmed his client had done the same, despite previously claiming to be a victim of McMahon’s.

Two weeks later, Vince McMahon filed what his team described as a “statement of material facts,” as the legal wrangling between the two sides continued. The former WWE boss and Laurinaitis continue to deny any wrongdoing.