Archive for May 11th, 2010

Questions for Senate Candidate Linda McMahon About WWE Executive Jared Bartie’s Reported Dismissal for Sexual Harassment

The following text was emailed to Ed Patru, spokesman for Linda McMahon’s Senate campaign.

Mr. Patru:

My blog is reporting that Jared Bartie, World Wrestling Entertainment’s executive vice president and general counsel, has been dismissed for sexual harassment.

Please ask Linda McMahon to address the following questions:

1. Can you confirm that, as CEO of WWE, you approved Mr. Bartie’s hire in October 2008?

2. Does the report on Mr. Bartie’s incident, combined with other reports on my blog about sexual harassment at WWE (some involving your husband Vince), raise important questions about the corporate culture there and your role in it?

Thank you.

Irvin Muchnick

Questions for WWE About Its General Counsel and Sexual Harassment Allegation

The following text was emailed to Robert Zimmerman, World Wrestling Entertainment’s vice president of public relations and corporate communications.

Mr. Zimmerman:

My blog is reporting that Jared Bartie, WWE’s executive vice president and general counsel, has been dismissed for sexual harassment, and that you have not responded to my request for comment.

The WWE website has removed Mr. Bartie’s listing from the page about the executive management team.

Please update me on Mr. Bartie’s status, with a time line of his suspension and./or termination.

Please also clarify if your publicly traded company has been functioning and continues to function, unannounced, without an in-house general counsel.

Thank you.

Irvin Muchnick


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