Randy Orton 'Torn' Over Vince McMahon Allegations

Randy Orton addresses Vince McMahon lawsuit

Randy Orton has commented on the allegations against Vince McMahon, saying he is "torn" over the situation.

Orton told the New York Post: "I've seen the horrible things online that I don't want to believe because this man has done so many things for me. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have been given second and third chances [in WWE]. I wouldn't be in the position that I'm in now if it wasn't for that man. So part of me wants to not believe it and then the other part of me understands that he could have done all these wonderful things for me and the business and created this amazing thing that will go on and on well after he's gone, but on the other hand he's human and he made some f–king terrible mistakes."

Orton then added: "There's three sides to every story. Their side, the other side and then the truth. I think a lot more has to come out before I can really speak on any of this. I think that would be the case for any talent that you ask, but I do know about Vince McMahon the man that I've known for the past 24 years personally and I owe him for everything he's done for me. I say that with conviction because I won't be in this position without a lot of help from him. But if these allegations are true, then it's some horrible s**t right there. I'm torn. It's hard."

Sports Illustrated also asked Orton about the allegations against McMahon, with the 43-year-old noting it hurt his heart to read. 

"I've got to say this - I wouldn't be where I am without Vince McMahon taking a chance on me a handful of times. I would not be where I am today without Vince McMahon. But, f**k, I'm reading this s**t. What you've seen and read, I've seen and read. As far as commenting on that, it f*****g hurts my heart. It hurts my heart," Orton stated.

Former WWE employee Janel Grant accused Vince McMahon of sex trafficking, sexual assault, and physical and emotional abuse in a lawsuit that also named WWE and John Laurinaitis as defendants. McMahon was told to resign as TKO Executive Chairman, which he did, following the lawsuit but he remains a major shareholder in the organisation. 

John Cena has faced a backlash over his comments about the McMahon allegations. 

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