Vince McMahon’s resignation yesterday amid serious sexual misconduct allegations crossed over into mainstream news this weekend as major outlets around the world have reported the story.
With varying degrees of emphasis on the allegations that McMahon faces, notable newspapers, websites, and broadcast news organizations have run with the story.
In the US, the outlet that broke two major stories about non-disclosure payments to former WWE employees, the Wall Street Journal, noted (paid content):
The announcement followed a report in the Journal that Mr. McMahon had agreed to pay a secret $3 million settlement to a former employee with whom he had allegedly had a sexual affair.
The Journal later reported that Mr. McMahon had agreed to pay more than $12 million in hush money settlements over the previous 16 years to suppress allegations of sexual misconduct and infidelity.
Those payments went to four women, including a former wrestler to whom McMahon agreed to pay $7.5 million in 2018 after she alleged he had coerced her into performing oral sex.
Other notable news organizations to cover the story in the US include:
- The Boston Globe
- FOX News
- The Hollywood Reporter
- The Los Angeles Times
- The New York Post
- The New York Times
- USA Today
- The Washington Post