The lawsuit filed by former WWE creative team member Britney Abrahams has been voluntarily dismissed, per her legal team.
Abrahams, who worked in the company from November 2020 until April 2022, filed a civil suit this past April alleging “claims of discriminatory treatment, harassment, hostile work environment, wrongful termination, and unlawful retaliation against the Plaintiff due to her race, color, and gender.”
On Friday, the case was voluntarily dismissed with prejudice. Abraham was being represented by Derek S. Sells of The Cochrane Firm who stated that each side would cover its own attorney fees. No reason was provided for the voluntary dismissal.
Former WWE writer Britney Abrahams' racial discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit against WWE has been voluntarily dismissed.
Abrahams in August voluntarily dismissed the case against named defendants including Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, and members of the WWE… pic.twitter.com/3tfP2WwPDa
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The initial list listed WWE, Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, SVP Christine Lubrano, and writers Jen Pepperman, Chris Dunn, Ryan Callahan, and Mike Heller. This past August, Abrahams voluntarily dismissed all the individuals from the suit and only WWE remained as a defendant.
In the suit, Abrahams outlined dialogue that was written for Bianca Belair that she said was offensive and stereotypical for dark-skinned Black women.
The suit also noted offensive angles that had been pitched and jokes made among the writers.