Former UFC star Chael Sonnen recently talked about the alleged sexual scandal of the former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, who got involved in a massive controversy followed by his shocking retirement. The Wall Street Journal story on Vince alleged that he paid at least 4 women over 16 years to cover up sexual misconduct. After the report about additional non-disclosure agreements that were signed to keep women quiet, many are wondering if more people will come out with accusations. Vince reportedly reacted to the allegations. It does not appear any more women signed NDAs. There could be others who didn’t want to burn bridges with WWE who decided against seeking a settlement.
The outlet has also reported that the payouts went to women formerly affiliated with WWE and they all signed agreements that prevented them from discussing potential legal claims or their relationships with him.
The story noted that there was a $7.5 million pact with a former wrestler who alleged that McMahon forced her into giving her oral sex and then demoted her and then declined to renew her contract in 2005 after she resisted more sexual encounters. The news outlet has further reported that the wrestler and her attorney approached McMahon in 2018 to negotiate a payment in return for her silence. They reported that a WWE contractor presented the company with unsolicited nude photos of McMahon that she reportedly received from him and McMahon agreed to pay this person $1 million.
Chael Sonnen opens up on Vince McMahon
During an appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Sonnen discussed what he’d heard about McMahon despite not knowing him. “The American Gangster” claimed to know 10 individuals with whom McMahon had sexual relations with. Sonnen insisted that all of those particular engagements were consensual and with individuals who were of legal ages.
“I never thought they’d get Vince,” Sonnen said. “And I don’t know Vince McMahon. I know 10 people he’s had sexual relations with, eight of them are women, all of them are consensual and (were) above age.”
Sonnen also detailed how McMahon would visit his multiple “mistresses.” Sonnen claimed that the wrestling pioneer would house them within Trump Tower — owned by Donald Trump, who has appeared on WWE television in the past and was the subject of recent revelations, which showed $5 million of McMahon’s $19.6 million in unrecorded company expenses went to the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
The former UFC and Bellator fighter added that once housed in the building, McMahon would be able to visit them all at one location.
“They get X amount of money and they get a home in Trump Tower in New York!” Sonnen stated. “It’s 100% true, he’s got five mistresses living in – the brilliance! He owns the penthouse! So, Vince goes and works this deal, he puts them all in the same building, then he goes and sees them all!”