WWE Hall of Famer Booker T addressed the recent allegations against Vince McMahon, saying that it was a “serious situation.”
On June 15th, news broke via the Wall Street Journal that Vince McMahon was being investigated by the WWE Board of Directors for allegedly paying $3 million to a former employee with whom he’d previously had an affair.
The Journal’s report continues to say that the board’s investigation has also unearthed older non-disclosure agreements that surround claims of misconduct made by other former female WWE employees that involve both Vince McMahon and WWE’s Head of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis. However, it is not known how many of these claims are being looked into but payments made in relation to them are said to run into the millions of dollars.
In the wake of these allegations, a law firm announced that they’re investigating certain members of the company’s management for a possible breach of their duties to WWE and its stockholders.
Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T addressed the allegations against the WWE Chairman, saying that while he didn’t want to speak on things without having all the information, the situation is very serious.
“It’s a serious situation as far as the allegations. I wouldn’t want to jump ahead of myself and say something that I have no idea what’s really going on.”
Continuing, the WWE Hall of Famer said that he would “sit back and wait a minute,” gather more information, and once he has more of the facts, he’ll “dive in and see exactly how it looks.” He went on to say that this was not good news, but that he’s sticking with his “home team.”
“I’m on the home team, and for me hearing news like this, it’s not good news.”
Booker T also describes the situation as “touchy.”
“…so touchy, as far as the individual that’s making the claim, as well as the individual that’s being accused.”
“It’s as touchy as it could possibly be.”
In response to the allegations, WWE released a statement that said the company would be fully cooperating with the investigation.