WWE chairman Vince McMahon is under investigation by the company's board.
As per reports from Wall Street Journal, Vince McMahon agreed to pay $3 million settlement money to a former employee.Vince McMahon reportedly had an affair with the former employee.
"The board’s investigation, which began in April, has unearthed other, older nondisclosure agreements involving claims by former female WWE employees of misconduct by Mr. McMahon and one of his top executives, John Laurinaitis, the head of talent relations at WWE, the people said. The Journal couldn’t determine how many previous agreements were being scrutinized."
A spokesperson for WWE has clarified that the relationship between Vince McMahon and the ex-paralegal was consensual.
It all started after an anonymous friend of the ex-employee in question sent emails to company detailing the Vince McMahon's relationship.
The emails detailed that the woman, who reportedly had a relationship with McMahon, was hired in WWE and given $100,000 salary.
Later on her salary increased to $200,000 following her sexual relationship with Vince McMahon.
The emails also said that the woman "was so scared so she quit after Vince McMahon and lawyer Jerry [McDevitt] paid her millions of dollars to shut up."