Chatterton has spoken publicly for decades about McMahon’s alleged assault on him. In 1992, Chatterton appeared on Geraldo Rivera’s talk show and went into detail about McMahon’s attack. She shared that he used his power over her as an employer and forced her to perform oral sex.
At the time, she said, “…I was forced into oral sex with Vince McMahon. When I couldn’t fulfill his wishes, he got really angry, started ripping my jeans, pulled me on top of him and told me again, if I want a million and a half dollar contract, I have to satisfy him. . He could make me or break me, and if I didn’t please him, I’d be blackballed,” Chatterton said.
World Street Journal’s Joe Palazzolo and Ted Mann Reports say McMahon and Chatterton settled with Chatterton last month. Last November, Chatterton’s attorney filed a legal demand seeking $11.75 million in damages. However, the report said Chatterton “…agreed to less than a million dollars, a person familiar with the matter said.”
McMahon’s lawyer Jerry McDevitt shared with the World Street Journal after the settlement that “Mr. McMahon denied and has always denied raping Ms Chatterton. And he settled the case to avoid litigation costs.
What’s next for Vince McMahon?
Reports shared that McMahon is still facing potential legal trouble with a former spa manager accused of assault at a California resort. Palazzolo and Mann of the World Street Journal reported on December 13, 2022, that McMahon’s attorneys were talking to the spa manager. They added that the status of negotiations between McMahon and the former spa manager is unclear.
Dealing with a lawsuit from McMahon WWE investors and stockholders For his return to WWE. They allege that McMahon went against the interests of his business partners and forcibly restored his position in the company Retired after allegations of sexual misconduct with employees on July 22, 2022.
The WWE chairman claims he returned to the company to help negotiate a new TV deal Selling WWE to potential buyers. McMahon’s legal troubles could close WWE’s chances of being sold, forcing McMahon to try to settle to avoid going to court.
For more on the Vince McMahon-Rita Chatterton abuse allegations, we recommend this 1-hour video from PostWrestling featuring wrestling historian David Bixenspan: