WWE Introduced Relationship Policy Following Vince McMahon Scandal

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WWE made changes after allegations against Vince McMahon were made public.

As reported by Mike Pollock and Brandon Thurston, WWE introduced a policy on sexual or romantic relationships in the workplace in June 2023. The policy came into being a year after several allegations of sexual misconduct were made against Vince McMahon.

Excerpts from the three-page document obtained by POST Wrestling and Wrestlenomincs can be found below.

“An employee shall not exercise responsibility (instructional, evaluative, or supervisory) for any affiliated individual with whom the employee has or had a consensual relationship,”

Interestingly, there were specific guidelines for executives.

“WWE strongly discourages consensual relationships involving any WWE Board Member, or executive team member, such as the CEO, President, CFO, Chief Content Officer, Chief Legal Officer, or Chief Human Resources Officer.”

The report quotes Dr. Lisa Mainiero, Professor of Management at Fairfield University, who described the policy as “okay” but “inadequate.”

“This is an ‘okay’ policy, better than most, but still inadequate,” Mainiero said after reviewing the document. “However, [WWE] did not address the issue of hierarchical relationships,” where one person in the relationship is subordinate to the other, “which are certainly a conflict of interest.”

Ex-WWE Star Brands Vince McMahon A “F*cking Sicko”

Back in January, Janel Grant filed a lawsuit against WWE, Vince McMahon, and John Laurinaitis alleging sex trafficking, sexual assault, and several instances of abuse. While Laurinaitis had already left the company, McMahon was forced to step down from his position on the TKO Board of Directors.

In a recent interview, Ronda Rousey hit out at Vince McMahon, calling the former Executive Chairman a “f*cking sicko.”