WWE CEO Vince McMahon has stepped down amid decades-long allegations of sexual misconduct.
McMahon, 77, had already resigned from his position at WWE while an investigation into allegations that he paid women hush money after having affairs with them was underway.
As a result of the recent scandal, an old allegation that he sexually assaulted a female referee in his vehicle has also come to light.
McMahon’s agent revealed on Friday that the man was leaving the field he founded totally.
It’s unclear how this will affect his alleged misconduct investigation.
A statement released through his attorney read:
As I approach 77 years old, I feel it’s time for me to retire as Chairman and CEO of WWE.
Throughout the years, it’s been a privilege to help WWE bring you joy, inspire you, thrill you, surprise you, and always entertain you.
I would like to thank my family for mightily contributing to our success, and I would also like to thank all of our past and present Superstars and employees for their dedication and passion for our brand.
Most importantly, I would like to thank our fans for allowing us into your homes every week and being your choice of entertainment.
I hold the deepest appreciation and admiration for our generations of fans all over the world who have liked, currently like, and sometimes even love our form of Sports Entertainment.’
Vince McMahon made no remarks on his rape allegations.