John Laurinaitis Aligns With Vince McMahon In New Legal Filing

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John Laurinaitis joins Vince McMahon in filing a motion to compel arbitration.

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.

The move from McMahon and his legal team came as a result of the former WWE boss claiming the NDA signed by himself and Grant contained an arbitration clause, meaning the dispute should go to private arbitration.

In a new statement, John Laurinaitis’s attorney Edward Brennan has confirmed that his client has done the same.

“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.”

When filing the motion, McMahon hit out at Janel Grant, describing the allegations as “pure fiction” while discussing alleged “falsehoods in Grant’s background.”

In response, Grant’s lawyer, Ann Callis filed to strike Vince McMahon’s “inflammatory lies.”

Meanwhile, McMahon’s lawyer Jessica Rosenberg said in a new statement that “Mr. Laurinaitis’ attorney confirmed his client will corroborate Mr. McMahon’s account and expose the lies within the complaint.”

John Laurinaitis Had Claimed To Be A Victim Of Vince McMahon

Back in February via his lawyer Brennan, John Laurinaitis said he too was a victim of Vince McMahon, much like Janel Grant.

Meanwhile, in a statement issued to POST Wrestling in April, Brennan called on Grant’s attorney to dismiss his client from the lawsuit, he added that if she did not “my client will clear his name and reputation in Court, not in the media.”

Both McMahon and Laurinaitis strenuously deny any wrongdoing.