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Vince McMahon, sexual assault allegations resurface...

  • 27-01-2018 10:31am
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,306 Mod ✭✭✭✭


    So yeah, this topic seems kind of inevitable. That WWE hasn't had a bit more exposure for its treatment of women is somewhat surprising to me, given the current climate. With the return of the XFL, Vince re-enters the mainstream a bit, I guess.

    There's a few websites starting to run a story about an incident with Vince back in 2006. Here's what I think is the original article that went up last night.
    On a Saturday afternoon in January of 2006, a young woman walked into a Papa John’s pizza restaurant at the end of a Boca Raton strip mall and asked for help. The woman, who worked at a tanning salon a few doors down, was in tears. A man had just tried to “attack and rape her” at the salon, she told an employee of the pizza joint.

    That man was later identified as Vince McMahon, chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment. The Boca Raton police believed they had enough evidence to file an arrest warrant against McMahon for misdemeanor simple battery after the tanning salon employee accused him of groping her and trying to kiss her, according to a police report reviewed by The Daily Beast.

    The allegation against McMahon was covered at the time by local media and in an Associated Press report. Some of the details about the alleged crime were included in the reports, but press attention dissipated after McMahon was not criminally charged, with prosecutors citing a lack of independent evidence to charge him.

    McMahon, who was married to wife Linda, now the chief of the Small Business Administration for President Donald Trump, strongly denied the allegation at the time. He did not respond to requests for comment for this article.

    In announcing this week his plan for a new XFL, McMahon declared that "the quality of the human being is very important. Just as important as the quality of the player." In his football league, he continued, “you want someone who does not have any criminality whatsoever associated with them. Even if you have a DUI, you will not play in the XFL."

    A handful of 2006 press reports remain online (Woman, 22, Says McMahon Tried Too Many Moves), but many others have disappeared or can only be found on forums where they appear to have been pasted without permission.

    McMahon’s accuser, who was 22 at the time, walked into the Boca Raton Police Department on Jan. 29, 2006 and told officer T.E. Baker that she had been groped by McMahon at the tanning salon the previous day.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/she-said-vince-mcmahon-sexually-assaulted-her-in-a-tanning-booth-police-found-probable-cause-prosecutors-shrugged

    As I said, I'm always surprised that the WWE's treatment of women hasn't been discussed in the man stream a bit more. I'd bet most wrestling fans would know of a few stories, on camera and off, that would fit into the whole #MeToo discussion. Ashley Masario's story comes to mind.
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,960 ✭✭✭Autecher


    I actually remember reading about this in PowerSlam magazine when it happenened. My memory of it is that it was proven that McMahon had left the state by the time she said the alleged incident happened. I've no doubt Vince has a past history of dodgy behaviour with some of his female employees though...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,101 ✭✭✭brianblaze


    He called his boat the 'Sexy Bitch' and his Playboy interview was the worst. He's definitely got some skeletons like his friend in the White House


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,016 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Expect a few Papa John’s and Tanning Salon mentions on WWE tv over the coming weeks.

    Vince always attacks back and never hides.


  • Registered Users Posts: 83,683 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Lord TSC wrote: »
    So yeah, this topic seems kind of inevitable. That WWE hasn't had a bit more exposure for its treatment of women is somewhat surprising to me, given the current climate. With the return of the XFL, Vince re-enters the mainstream a bit, I guess.

    There's a few websites starting to run a story about an incident with Vince back in 2006. Here's what I think is the original article that went up last night.



    https://www.thedailybeast.com/she-said-vince-mcmahon-sexually-assaulted-her-in-a-tanning-booth-police-found-probable-cause-prosecutors-shrugged

    As I said, I'm always surprised that the WWE's treatment of women hasn't been discussed in the man stream a bit more. I'd bet most wrestling fans would know of a few stories, on camera and off, that would fit into the whole #MeToo discussion. Ashley Masario's story comes to mind.

    What is her story?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,306 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lord TSC


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    What is her story?

    From an article about 18 months back...

    Ex-WWE wrestler Ashley Massaro claims she was sexually assaulted in ’06 at a U.S. military base that WWE sent her to visit … and in new docs filed, she says the company convinced her to keep it quiet.

    Massaro filed documents this week to join the head-injury lawsuit that now includes over 50 former WWE employees, and in it mentioned a horrible incident in Kuwait as proof of their negligence.

    Ashley claims the assault happened while she was in the Middle East on a WWE sanctioned trip with Maria Kanellis, Jimmy Hart and Ron Simmons. This was not for Tribute to the Troops.

    According to the docs, “Upon her return to the United States, she was seen by Dr. Rios who interviewed her about the incident. Dr. Rios reported the incident to WWE executives who soon thereafter met with Massaro to apologize for their negligence but persuaded her that it would be best not to report it to appropriate authorities.”


    http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/ashley-massaro-wwe-lawsuit-sexual-assault/#.Wm0GWLHp2f0



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,933 ✭✭✭✭chopperbyrne


    Wasn't she also a high priced escort (prostitute) in Vegas?


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