The allegation dates back to January 2006, when a 22-year-old woman in Boca Raton, Florida accused McMahon of trying to grope and kiss her while at a tanning salon, where she worked.
The two outlets made reference to the following McMahon comment at the XFL reveal:
“We are evaluating a player based on many things, including the quality of human being they are. If you have any sort of criminal record or commit a crime you aren’t playing in this league.”
The accuser had claimed McMahon, who was aged 60 at the time of the alleged incident, asked her to take photos of him on his phone to send to his girlfriend in New York.
When she gave him his phone back, he reportedly showed her nude and semi-nude photos of himself that were on it. She told him to stop, to which he did.
McMahon would reportedly tan for 20 minutes before talking with a salon attendant and a customer. As she was cleaning a tanning bed, the accuser says McMahon came into the room, shut the door behind them and tried to grope and kiss her.
She would go on to allege she rejected him and he left the salon for his Hummer in the parking lot, where he would wait for 20 minutes.
To end her story, the accuser explains she went to a nearby Papa John’s to call for help and get the manager of the salon. She explained what happened and the manager decided not to get the police involved.
Despite her claims, another customer by the name of Kelly McMahon (no relation to Vince or his family) told the Associated Press that McMahon was nothing but a gentleman when he came in.
“He was nothing but a gentleman. He shook my hand three times. He showed no signs of coming on to [ the employee ]. He was talking to me. She was trying to interrupt our conversation.”
“The filing standard for the state is above and beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutors have to file at a higher standard, which is proof above a reasonable doubt. It’s a much different standard than probable cause.”
“A misdemeanor that is not done in the presence of a law enforcement officer in Florida generally is not a prosecutable case unless there is a independent witnesses and or physical evidence as in photos — that kind of thing.”
Wrestling Rumors will continue to update you on this case as more news becomes available, though in a case such as this, we feel it will be unlikely.
In case you missed it, you can see the announcement for XFL’s revival below.
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