Maria Kanellis has given her thoughts on the WWE scandal involving Vince McMahon and has commented on how “horrible” the news is.
A lawsuit filed by former WWE employee Janel Grant against the company’s former Executive Chairman Vince McMahon has led to many people in the pro wrestling business commenting about how disgusting it all has been. According to Grant, McMahon sexually assaulted her numerous times while also using her for sex trafficking.
In the days that have followed, WWE and parent company TKO Group have done their best to distance themselves from McMahon by stating he has nothing to do with the day-to-day operations of the company.
Grant’s lawsuit also implicated former WWE VP and Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis. That led to Laurinaitis claiming he had been a victim of McMahon’s as well.
Maria Kanellis was first discovered by WWE during the inaugural Diva Search in 2004. While she didn’t win the contest, she had a long WWE career from 2004 to 2010. After working for other promotions, Maria returned to WWE in 2017 until 2020 along with her wrestler husband Mike Bennett.
During her career in pro wrestling, Maria has been known for standing up for women in the business, being a guiding force for women’s wrestling and not being afraid to say what she thinks.
Maria Kanellis Issues Statement About Trying To Change The Culture In WWE
On Twitter/X, Maria Kanellis-Bennett issued a statement about the allegations surrounding her former boss Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis and perhaps others as well.
“All the news coming out is horrible. Many of us experienced or heard rumors of different levels of evil for years. Some tried to speak up to build momentum to change the culture in WWE. Many times we’ve been called bitter or crazy. Others have been paralyzed by fear. I just hope justice is served and I hope this brings some people peace. I pray for all of the victims, the ones that have spoke up, the ones no longer with us, and the ones that suffer in silence.”
All the news coming out is horrible. Many of us experienced or heard rumors of different levels of evil for years. Some tried to speak up to build momentum to change the culture in WWE. Many times we’ve been called bitter or crazy. Others have been paralyzed by fear. I just hope…
— MariaKanellisBennett (@MariaLKanellis) February 2, 2024
As for Vince McMahon, he is under federal investigation as this developing story continues.