Judge officially pauses the Vince McMahon/Janel Grant lawsuit

On Tuesday, Judge Jeffery A. Meyer officially put Grant’s lawsuit against Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis, and WWE on pause.

The pause was done after both sides came to an agreement per a request from the Department of Justice as they continue a federal investigation regarding McMahon.

It was noted the pause of the case with be for the next six months. The earliest the lawsuit will resume is December 11, 2024.

Source: F4WOnline

In a statement provide to Wrestlenomics, a spokesperson for Vince McMahon said they have no objection to the pause of the suit.

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.

Furthermore the report from F4WOnline noted that with the pause, the defendant’s motion to compel arbitration has been denied, along with Grant’s motion to strike comments from McMahon’s filings. However, they were denied “without prejudice,” meaning the motions can be renewed two weeks after the case resumes.

Back on May 30, Grant agreed to delay the lawsuit at the Justice Department’s request.