Former WWE Employee Claims Coercion as Love Letter to Vince McMahon Surfaces

New York, NY – A ‘love letter’ allegedly sent by Janel Grant to Vince McMahon on Christmas Eve 2021 has been released by The New York Post. Grant, a former WWE employee who filed a lawsuit against McMahon, WWE, and John Laurinaitis in January 2024, claims she was coerced by McMahon into writing the letter. The letter, which is expected to appear in court filings, was obtained from Grant’s laptop during an investigation by law firm Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett.

Grant’s attorney, Ann Callis, expressed disgust at McMahon’s attempt to defend himself by showcasing letters that he allegedly coerced Grant to write. Callis described McMahon’s behavior as psychological torture and accused him of responding to women speaking out with increased threats.

In response to these claims, McMahon’s attorney, Jessica Taub Rosenberg, stated that no one coerced Grant to write the letter and that she did so of her own accord. Rosenberg emphasized the fact that the letter went through 24 drafts and argued that its language was consistent with other communications Grant made during her consensual relationship with McMahon.

The New York Post also obtained alleged text messages exchanged between McMahon and Grant three days before she sent the letter. Grant’s representative stated that she had written love letters at McMahon’s request numerous times, even using material from pop culture to pad them.

McMahon’s attorney maintained that Grant’s claims are false and defamatory, asserting his intention to vigorously defend McMahon and expressing confidence in his eventual vindication.

The letter contained a line referencing several names, including Brad Blum, Nick Khan, and John Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis’ attorney, Edward Brennan, declined to comment specifically on the letter but stated that Laurinaitis denies all allegations made against him in the complaint and portrays himself as a victim in the matter.

The New York Post sought comments from WWE representatives, but they did not respond to the request.

For the full story, please visit The New York Post’s website. Grant’s full lawsuit can be found at this link.