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Investigation into Vince McMahon's hush money payments reportedly turns up Trump charity donations

Investigation into Vince McMahon's hush money payments reportedly turns up Trump charity donations



WSJ: Vince McMahon paid $12M in hush money to cover up sexual misconduct allegationsReplayMore Videos ... (16 Videos)WSJ: Vince McMahon paid $12M in hush money to cover up sexual misconduct allegationsLate night hosts roast JetBlue's deal to buy SpiritAna de Armas transforms into Marilyn Monroe in Netflix's 'Blonde''Sexy as a tortoise': Netflix's founder describes its early success in 2002New 'Lord of the Rings' show reveals world from another ageDid 'Top Gun: Maverick' beat 'Titanic'?Disney is bringing back this Halloween classic, 29 years laterJimmy Kimmel presses Biden on gun control'Predator' prequel 'Prey' pulls audiences back to the Comanche tribe 300 years agoJake Tapper identifies key change in new 'Top Gun' movie that could anger China This ventriloquist surprised the judges on 'America's Got Talent'Harry Styles makes $300 music video with James CordenTom Cruise terrifies James Corden with wild plane ride'American Idol' winner says he wants to 'stay in the house for a bit'Netflix just released the first 8 chilling minutes of 'Stranger Things'Watch 'SNL' favorites say goodbyeNew York (CNN Business)Even after Vince McMahon, the former WWE chief executive, retired from the company amid an investigation into his hush money payments to women, news of additional payments is still coming out. The latest revelation involves former president Donald Trump.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that $5 million of McMahon's $19.6 million in unrecorded company expenses went to Trump's charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, in 2007 and 2009.The payments were made in years when Trump — who was a reality TV star on NBC's "The Apprentice" at the time — made appearances at WWE events, including 2007's WrestleMania 23 and WWE's Monday night showcase "Raw," in 2009.Vince McMahon retires from WWE amid hush money investigationThe WWE earlier this month stated in a regulatory filing that the company had uncovered nearly $20 million of McMahon's personal expenses that related directly to the wrestling company's business and should have been disclosed to investors. Included in that sum was $5 million that was unrelated to the company's investigation of his alleged misconduct, WWE said.The Wall Street Journal reported that the $5 million went to Trump's charity. A person who reviewed Trump's 2007 WrestleMania contract told the Journal that "Mr. Trump directed Mr. McMahon to send a $4 million appearance fee to Mr. Trump's charity."Read MoreTrump's appearance at WrestleMania in 2007 came during a "Battle of the Billionaires" match in which Trump and McMahon used wrestlers as stand-ins to duke it out in the ring. The winner of the match got to shave the head of the loser. Trump's wrestler won, which led to him famously shaving McMahon's head.The WWE did not have a comment regarding the payments to Trump.McMahon found himself in the middle of a corporate firestorm in June when the Wall Street Journal reported that the company's board was investigating him for agreeing to pay a secret $3 million settlement to a former employee with whom he allegedly had an affair.The Journal then reported in July that McMahon paid tens of millions of dollars to four women, including the one from the prior report, to cover up "allegations of sexual misconduct and infidelity."This led to McMahon stepping down as CEO and eventually retiring from the company last month."As I approach 77 years old, I feel it's time for me to retire as Chairman and CEO of WWE," McMahon said in a statement.


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