Vince McMahon Lawsuit Officially On Hold After US Government Request

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The lawsuit that saw Vince McMahon disgraced into leaving WWE has now officially been paused by a judge.

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

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 Lawsuit On Hold Until December 2024

On June 11th Judge Jeffery A. Meyer officially put a halt to the proceedings for the next six months meaning that December 11th is the earliest that it can be resumed.

A statement was given to Wrestlenomics from a spokesperson for Vince McMahon that confirmed they did not object to the pause in the case requested by the US Government:

Mr. McMahon is eager to prove Ms. Grant’s claims are false and expose her lies, but did not object to the government’s request to pause the matter in connection with the investigation regarding disclosures at WWE. Following the six-month stay, when his legal team is able to get discovery and depose Ms. Grant and others, the evidence will show the relationship was consensual and Ms. Grant’s allegations are malicious fabrications of a jilted lover.

As a result of the pause, the defendant’s motion to compel arbitration as well as Grant’s motion to strike comments from McMahon’s filings have been denied. Although these were denied without prejudice meaning they can be re-introduced when proceedings restart.

John Lauriniatis recently filed a statement of facts as his latest position on the case supported McMahon’s request for arbitration.