WWE and General Counsel ‘Have Parted Ways Amicably’

World Wrestling Entertainment has broken its silence on the sexual harassment case of Jared Barties, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel. Bartie “was not terminated by WWE,” WWE said in a statement to Corporate Counsel. “Jared Bartie and WWE have parted ways amicably. James Langham is acting general counsel for WWE.”

See “World Wrestling Entertainment Denies Report That They Fired GC Over Sexual Harassment,” Andrew Hard, http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202458078752&World_Wrestling_Entertainment_Denies_Report_That_They_Fired_GC_Over_Sexual_Harassment.

Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net observed: “The key here is that WWE did not deny the sexual harassment allegation. They simply denied firing Bartie as a direct result of the allegation.”

Another Corporate Counsel writer, Amy Miller, interviewed me earlier today for another story that will be up on the website there soon.

Irv Muchnick

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