Alleged 'love letter' from Janel Grant to Vince McMahon, lawyer claims Grant coerced to write it

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The New York Post has released a ‘love letter’ that was allegedly sent to Vince McMahon by Janel Grant on Christmas Eve 2021.

Grant is the former WWE employee who filed a lawsuit against McMahon, WWE and John Laurinaitis on January 25, 2024.
Grant’s attorney Ann Callis told the New York Post that Grant was coerced by McMahon into writing the letter.

Below is the letter, which the New York Post states “was taken from Grant’s laptop as part of an investigation on behalf of WWE’s board by white-shoe law firm Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, and is expected to appear in court filings as the case progresses, according to sources close to the situation”:

Grant’s attorney Ann Callis told the New York Post:
“Frankly it’s pretty disgusting that Vince’s weeks-late attempt to defend his horrendous behavior — behavior he claims to this day never happened — is to try to showcase letters that Vince himself coerced her to write.
“His psychological torture of her continues — as is typical of abusive predators who respond to women speaking out with increased threats. While Janel isn’t a stranger to his intimidation tactics, this is a new low even for him.”

In response to that, McMahon’s attorney Jessica Taub Rosenberg of Kasowitz Benson Torres said:
“This is revisionist history. No one coerced Ms Grant to write that letter. She wrote it of her own accord. The fact that the letter shows it was the 24th draft speaks volumes.
“Nowhere in her voluminous complaint, that is replete with fabrications, does she mention being coerced into such behavior. The language of the letter is consistent with other communications she made to Mr. McMahon over the course of their consensual relationship.”

The New York Post also obtained the following alleged text message exchange between McMahon and Grant, which according to a Grant representative, happened three days before she sent the letter:

The representative also said that Grant had written love letters at McMahon’s request so many times that Grant had started “padding them with existing material from pop culture” – citing phrases in the latter copied from a GQ interview with Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, and a line from the 1947 film The Bishop’s Wife.
McMahon’s attorney Rosenberg reiterated to the New York Post:
“Ms Grant’s claims are false, defamatory and entirely without merit. We intend to vigorously defend Mr McMahon and are confident that he will be vindicated.”

The letter included the line: “Whether it’s your assistants, a chef, Brad, Nick, Johnny or whoever sees us together, I think it’s undeniable to them – or anyone who sees us – that we are in love with a capital L.”
The New York Post reports that sources said the above names referenced were alluding to Brad Blum, Nick Khan and John Laurinaitis.
Laurinaitis’ attorney Edward Brennan declined to comment on the letter but did say Laurinaitis “denies all of the allegations made against him in the complaint and asserts that he is a victim in this matter, not a protagonist”.
WWE representatives didn’t respond to the New York Post’s request to comment.

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