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As the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week, WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon has paid over $12 million in secret money to four women over the past 16 years.
Due to these reports, Netflix reportedly pulled out of a documentary that was in development. According to Denise Salcedo, the document was “in post-production.” She also reported that “millions” already spent on the project.
Stephanie McMahon, Vince’s daughter, is currently the interim CEO and Chairman of WWE. She was named to the position in June after Vince stepped down. internal investigation was conducted in connection with his alleged payment of $3 million to a former employee.
Stephanie has yet to comment on the latest news and hasn’t tweeted since July 4th. She previously commented on the documentary, saying that a release date has yet to be set.
“It is planned to be released next year, in 2022. A timeline has yet to be set,” McMahon said in March. “I am equally excited and very nervous. I don’t know what it will be about, but it will capture his life and his story that deserves to be told.”
McMahon isn’t the only WWE executive to face allegations of sexual harassment.
The WWE Council is also investigating John Laurinaitis, head of talent, for similar inappropriate relationships with the same staff as McMahon.
Laurinaitis took a vacation in June and remains on vacation.