Vince McMahon & WWE Facing Lawsuit Over “Racist” Scripts
Vince McMahon and WWE find themselves battling on a new legal front after a former writer for the company launched legal action over “offensively racist” scripts and pitches they were subject to during their time there.
Bianca Belair, Apollo Crews, and Mansoor are among the WWE Superstars named in a lawsuit filed by former company writer Britney Abrahams who alleges that she was discriminated and retaliated against for objecting to “offensively racist” pitches and scripts.
Bloomberg has reported that Abrahams began working as a writer for the company in 2020 and according to the complaint, she objected to Apollo Crews affecting a stereotypical Nigerian accent that was seen on television as well as “stereotypical jargon” such as a pitched line for Bianca Belair to say “Uh-Uh! Don’t make me take off my earrings and beat your ass!”
Abrahams – who is seeking $1,000,000 as part of the suit – alleges that she was subject to racist pitches after complaining and pitches of that nature were made on a Slack channel that both Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon were a part of.
One writer is alleged to have pitched that Mansoor be “behind the 9/11 attacks” as part of a bizarre love triangle storyline involving Aaliyah and Angel Garza.
Britney Abraham contends that she was fired in 2022 for taking home a commemorative chair from WrestleMania 38 – a practice that she says was common and that white writers weren’t punished for. She is seeking reinstatement, damages, declaratory judgment, and an injunction restraining defendants from participating in such unlawful conduct.