According to a Source, Federal Prosecutors and The Sec Are Looking Into Ex-WWE CEO Vince Mcmahon's Hush Payments

It has recently come to light that former WWE CEO Vince McMahon received "hush money" payments, which has prompted a federal investigation. 

The Board of Directors had been looking into allegations that he had paid off former female employees.  

McMahon recently stepped down as CEO, and his daughter Stephanie McMahon and longtime employee Nick Khan have been promoted to joint leadership roles.  

In addition to his role as WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, Triple H is also in charge of the company's creative direction. 

Today, the Wall Street Journal published a new report explaining the circumstances surrounding McMahon's sudden retirement. 

The report claims that both the SEC and federal prosecutors are investigating the payments made by the former WWE CEO. 

In addition, the federal investigation into the "hush money scandal" "hasted" his retirement, according to the report.