Judge approves “stay” in Janel Grant’s lawsuit against McMahon, Laurinaitis & WWE

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The civil suit filed by Janel Grant against Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis, and WWE has been granted a pause by Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer.

The pause in the case allows the attorneys with the Southern District of New York to continue its federal investigation.

In Tuesday’s filing, Meyer granted the request by Grant’s side for a six-month pause “without prejudice” and therefore, denies the previous request by the defendants to compel arbitration for the case “without prejudice to renewal within two weeks of any future order of the Court lifting the stay.” This will allow the defendants to revisit this motion once the case resumes.

The request by the plaintiffs to strike comments filed by McMahon’s legal counsel has been denied as moot.

A spokesperson for Vince McMahon issued this statement to Wrestlenomics on Tuesday:

Mr. McMahon is eager to prove Ms. Grant’s claims are false and expose her lies, but did not object to the government’s request to pause the matter in connection with the investigation regarding disclosures at WWE.

Following the six-month stay, when his legal team is able to get discovery and depose Ms. Grant and others, the evidence will show the relationship was consensual and Ms. Grant’s allegations are malicious fabrications of a jilted lover.

Multiple sealed documents were filed on Tuesday, and an overview of the Judge’s ruling was displayed publicly.

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