Vince McMahon is famous as the chairman and CEO of WWE or World Wrestling Entertainment and nearly hauls around 1 billion in revenue annually. Moreover, as a 3rd gen wrestling promoter, he has grown up in a trailer park, in North Carolina. Even though he is quite popular as the CEO of WWE, there are some instances where controversies have found him. In other words, his life isn’t free from all the allegations and taints.
For instance, Rita Chatterton once claimed back in 1986 that Vince MacMahon raped her during the Geraldo Rivera Show ‘Now It Can Be Told’. So, after all those years, the news has once again resurfaced thanks to recent controversy regarding misconduct and hush money payouts at WWE.
So, if you want to know about the controversies of Vince McMahon, then it’s time to go through this article. Here we will provide you with everything that you need to know about Vince’s life. In addition, we will also tell you some important points about his rape allegations and current controversies. So, without further ado, it’s time to dig into this article and get everything that you need to know about Vince.
A Bit On Chatterton’s Accusation
The ongoing case with Vince McMahon has most certainly resurfaced some previous ones it seems. For instance, Rita Chatterton, whom we know as the first female referee for then-WWF, revisited her rape accusation against Vince, the CEO of WWE. In an interview with the media, she elaborated on the entire incident in vivid detail. Naturally, the whole news has caused an uproar among its fans and followers of Vince. All of them want to know more about the incident with more descriptions.
On this note, we should add this Vince McMahon has stepped back from his role as a CEO. In the meantime, the company’s board of directors are conducting an investigation into his affairs with a former WWE employee. There are allegations that Vince paid around 3 million in a separation agreement, barring the woman from disparaging either the relationship with him or the company.
Coming back to Mrs. Chatterton’s accusation against Vince McMahon, as we said earlier, it goes back further. However, she was the one who first accused Bince of raping her in the summer of 1986. She mentioned this first during an interview in 1992, with Geraldo Rivera on the show ‘Now It Can Be Told’.
The sources tell us that during the interview she alleged Vince of rape during a private meeting to get a higher-paying WWF contract. However, at that time, things really didn’t get a move on and hence no one really could file the charges. On this note, it’s worth noting that it was Vince who hired Chatterton to WWF as referee.
Chatterton’s Comments & The Retaliation Of Vince
So, it’s worth noting that Chatterton told the media that her friend and former wrestler Leonard Inzitari warned her before to stay away from Vince: “He could make me or break me, and If I didn’t satisfy him, I was black-bailed, that was it.” Moreover, she also told the media that Vince McMahon pretended to not know her when the duo attended Andre The Giant’s funeral.
Later on, McMahon and his wife also would file a lawsuit against Rita. However, they didn’t proceed with the thought and dropped the charges. According to the reports, they dropped the charges because WWE was busy with a lot of trials regarding sexual harassment, child molestation, etc.
Currently, McMahon and WWE are facing a new controversy and thus the misconduct probe continues. According to the reports, Vince’s daughter Stephanie McMahon is currently doing her job as the Interim CEO and chairperson of WWE. On the other hand, McMahon is maintaining creative control of the storylines of WWE.
Inzitari And Rita On Vince
The whole news of WWE’s internal investigation of McMahon has Inzitari, the former wrestler corroborate Rita’s accusation against Vince. She said, “Was she taken advantage of? Absolutely.” In addition, she also reinforced that Vince’s stance scared Rita to death.
Furthermore, both Inzitari and Rita told the media that they weren’t at all surprised by the current investigation involving McMahon. Rather, Chatterton is glad that finally, someone is taking a stance to investigate those allegations. She told the New York Magazine, “Now this girl’s come forward I’m sure others will come forward…because we’re not the only two. There’s not a doubt in my mind about that.”
At the end of the day, we can say that the current allegations against Vince look quite grim. So, according to the reports, Vince has paid 3 million as a part of the separation agreement to a former WWE paralegal. He has also barred her from any sort of discussion or depreciated her relationship with Vince.
So, an internal probe says that it’s not the first time that Vince has done something like this. On the contrary, he has issued similar agreements with other female employees of WWE. Thus, we can safely say that this has put Vince McMahon in a tough place. It’s not clear when he will resume his duties as CEO. However, the fact that the old controversies have also once again resurfaced, doesn’t look good for McMahon.
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