Edward Brennan, the lawyer representing John Laurinaitis in the Janel Grant civil case, says his client is as much of a victim as she is.
“Mr. Laurinaitis denies the allegations in the misguided complaint and will be vigorously defending these charges in Court, not the media. Like the Plaintiff, Mr. Laurinaitis is a victim in this case, not a predator. The truth will come out,” Brennan told VICE News.
Laurinaitis, Vince McMahon and the WWE have been named in the suit.
When Brennan was asked about whether Laurinaitis is claiming that he was a victim and McMahon was a predator, Brennan said: “Read the allegations. Read the Federal Statute. Power, control, employment supervisory capacity, dictatorial sexual demands with repercussions if not met. Count how many times in the complaint Vince exerts control over both of them.”
Brennan added that the “truth will come out” in court.
For his part, after resigning from the TKO board last week McMahon responded to the allegations by saying: “Ms. Grant’s lawsuit is replete with lies, obscene made-up instances that never occurred, and is a vindictive distortion of the truth.”