By Jason PowellEditor of ProWrestling.net (@prowrestlingnet)
Former WWE referee Rita Chatterton spoke to New York Magazine’s Abraham Riesman about her 1992 claim that she was raped by Vince McMahon in the summer of 1986. The story includes quotes from the former WWE wrestler. WWE improvement Leonard Inzitari, who wrestled as Mario Mancini, and recalled Chatterton telling him the story.
“I remember it like it was yesterday,” Inzitari said of a conversation he had with Chatterton after the alleged 1986 incident. “She was a wreck. She was shaking. She was crying. ” Inzitari shared additional details about what Chatterton told him about the alleged incident. “Has she been exploited? Absolutely,” he said. “Was she scared to death? Absolutely. Did she want to do this? Probably not.”
Chatterton also commented on McMahon’s recent removal as Chairman and CEO of WWE due to a board investigation. “He’s not going to pay for what he did to me,” Chatterton said. “Now this girl has come forward, and I’m sure more will come forward. Because we are not the only two. There’s no doubt in my mind about that. Read the full article on NYMag.com.
Powell’s point of view: Chatterton first went public with his allegations in 1992 about Geraldo Rivera Now we can say TV show. The statute of limitations had passed before Chatterton went public with his story, so the charges could not be filed. McMahon declined to comment for this story, and his attorney Jerry McDevitt previously called Chartterton’s claims “false allegations.”