During a press conference after WWE’s “Royal Rumble” event, Triple H (Paul Levesque), the Chief Operating Officer of WWE and son-in-law of Vince McMahon, addressed the allegations of sexual trafficking and assault against McMahon. Levesque stated that he had no prior knowledge of the case and emphasized the importance of ensuring employee safety.
Following the resignation of Vince McMahon from the board of directors of Tikoo Group Holdings, WWE’s parent company amid allegations of sexual trafficking, sexual harassment, and physical abuse, Triple H (Paul Levesque), the Chief Operating Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), has stepped down from his position. Speaking at a press conference after the “Royal Rumble” event in Saint, Levesque made his first public comments.
Levesque, who is McMahon’s son-in-law, mentioned that he had not read the case and had no prior knowledge of it, expressing that he “doesn’t want to get involved.” During the press conference, he emphasized that they are making “every possible effort” to ensure that employees are not taken advantage of and feel safe at work. However, specific details about the steps taken by WWE were not disclosed.
Former employee Janel Grant had previously brought forward allegations against Vince McMahon, accusing him of promising job opportunities and promotions in WWE in exchange for sexual favors. The case also includes allegations of Grant being trafficked by McMahon both inside and outside the company, with former wrestler and WWE employee John Laurinaitis also named as a defendant in the case.
Vince McMahon, 78, has denied the allegations and is preparing to defend himself in court. McMahon resigned from his role as Chairman and CEO in July 2022 amidst allegations of misconduct during his tenure. Following his resignation, Laurinaitis also left the company.