A wrestler is corroborating an old allegation that WWE CEO Vince McMahon raped a female referee in his limo in 1986, amid new allegations that he also paid women hush money to keep misconduct claims secret.
McMahon, the detested titan of wrestling is McMahon. He has managed WWE for over a decade and made it into the multibillion-dollar machine it is today.
After being charged with paying hush money to female employees, he quit his position as CEO earlier this month. Another allegation states that he paid $3million to a paralegal following their breakup.
An older and more grave claim was made in the aftermath of these allegations.
Rita Chatterton was 64 when she accused McMahon in 1992 of raping her while riding in his limo.
Leonard Inzitari, a former wrestler, has now confirmed her claim that Chatterton was the victim of an alleged attack.
McMahon’s lawyer did not respond on Wednesday to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
WWE wrestling has launched an investigation into Vince McMahon’s claims that he made women pay hush money. He was accused of misconduct by a number of women, including a paralegal aged 41 who claimed he had given her $3million in hush funds after having an affair.
Rita Chatterton was the first woman WWE referee. He raped Rita Chatterton on TV in 2011.
Rita Chatterton was 64 when she accused McMahon, then the WWE’s first female referee, of raping and raping her in his limousine in 1986. Gerald Rivera featured her on his TV program.
It was like yesterday. She was shaking. She was shaking. She was shaking,” Inzitari, who goes by Mario Mancini’s wrestling name, said to Intelligencer.
McMahon, McMahon’s family and the company’s owners for over a decade kept it quiet.
‘He’s dug himself such a deep hole that I’m just tired of it. I can’t do it anymore,’ he said of his decision to speak out now.
Inzitari claimed Chatterton said through sobs that McMahon had ‘took her penis out, forced her into oral sex, and then forced herself ‘inside’ her.
He recalled telling her: ‘You just keep your mouth shut, because it’s Vince McMahon. How are you going to get Vince McMahon’s attention? You’re gonna be blackballed from the wrestling business!’
Chatterton has not made her claim public in many years.
It wasn’t until she appeared on Geraldo Rivera’s TV show in 1992 that she made the allegation. It hasn’t been addressed by him yet.
McMahon offered McMahon her first job as a referee in 1975. She claims that McMahon then gave McMahon a $500,000 per year contract to be her on-screen referee.
‘At the time, I knew that’s a huge amount of money, but I didn’t know what the wrestlers were making,’ she said.
Intelligencer told her that McMahon had warned her against fraternizing with wrestlers and told her to ‘Keep it Clean. I don’t wanna see you messing around with any of the wrestlers. Keep it professional.
McMahon married Linda McMahon who worked as an adviser to Trump during his presidency.
Rita Marie Chatterton (First Fulltime Female Referee) is shown in this ring
Chatterton was the first female referee of the 1980s, but her career dwindled after her alleged rape
Rivera heard her tell Rivera, in 1992, that McMahon had asked her if she could talk about her job prospects the night she said he raped.
The couple had met at a local diner and then they began to speak privately outdoors. According to her, the driver of the limousine left the car.
‘He starts talking about a half-a-million-dollar-a-year contract. The next thing you know Vince McMahon has unzipped his pants.
‘Vince continued to, you know, “If you want a half-a-million-dollar contract, you’re going to have to satisfy me, and this is the way things have to go”.
I was scared when Vince reached for my hand. He kept trying to grab my hand. It scared me. My wrist turned purple-black and was blue at the end. Things just didn’t … He just … God, he just didn’t stop. This man just didn’t stop,’ she said through tears.
“I was made to have oral sex by Vince McMahon. When I couldn’t complete his desires, he got really angry, started ripping off my jeans, pulled me on top of him, and told me again that, if I wanted a half-a-million-dollar-a-year contract, that I had to satisfy him.
Chatterton now claims that he was seen by ex-wrestler Leonard Inzitari after the attack. Chatterton was then known as Mario Mancini, the wrestling ring name.
‘He could make me or break me, and if I didn’t satisfy him, I was black-balled, that was it, I was done.’
According to her, he later told her that he was done with his wrestling and told her to not mess with them. It was all you did.
Chatterton stated that McMahon had stopped hiring her for work after this. McMahon dismissed her claims at that time.
Rivera was also sued by the plaintiff. Rivera claimed they tried to stop him and that his enemies encouraged them. Both sides lost the lawsuit.
Jerry McDevitt his long-serving attorney did not respond on Wednesday afternoon to queries.
McMahon’s spouse Linda and President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, 2019. Now she works for America First Institute
McMahon’s allegations of paying ex-employees hush cash have not been addressed by him.
McMahon’s relatives make up the majority of the board at WWE. They are now looking into these allegations.
Linda, McMahon’s wife, was also the Small Business Administration head during Trump’s presidency. She hasn’t commented. McMahon, who has been the CEO of this multi-billion-dollar company since 2009, is valued at $2billion.
McMahon hired the paralegal first on a $100,000 salary, then increased it to $200,000 once they began having sex.
He then claimed she was ‘passed like a doll’ to John Laurinaitis (head of talent at WWE).