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Rita Chatterton addresses her Vince McMahon allegations resurfacing

Chatterton spoke on her sexual assault accusations against McMahon resurfacing after a recent New York Magazine article.

Former WWF referee Rita Chatterton has addressed her sexual assault allegations against WWE's Vince McMahon resurfacing following a recent New York Magazine article. 

In what was billed as her first official interview since 1992, Chatterton appeared on the Cheap Heat Productions Podcast to discuss her career and to speak on the reaction to the New York Magazine piece.

Chatterton said that what began as a profile on her career as WWF's first female referee became something different once allegations that McMahon had paid "hush money" to four women to "suppress allegations of sexual misconduct and infidelity."

"I had met [New York Magazine's] Abraham Riesman and had talked with him about my referee days, and this was after I had received the award from the [International Pro Wrestling] Hall of Fame," Chatterton said. "...Next thing I know, [Vince] McMahon was in the papers again for paying hush money, and Mr. Riesman called me and asked me a few questions." 

"I answered a few questions for him. Next thing I know, we’re in the magazine and here we are," said Chatterton. 

Chatterton said that she has been inundated with media requests since the New York Magazine story was published, but that she has largely chosen to ignore the requests. 

"Things are crazy. My phone is going crazy with people wanting me to do interviews, wanting me to do television, wanting me to do this show and that show," said Chatterton. 

"At this point, I have chosen not to do anything. Doesn’t mean I won’t in the future, but at this point, I am not quite sure what I’m doing so I’m just gonna sit back, take my time, think about it and figure it out," Chatterton said. 

"As far as I’m concerned at this point right now, today in my life, I’m just not even going there. I’m not going there in my life again," said Chatterton.

"It still hurts. The whole thing still bothers me, so I would really just rather not go there."

The full interview with Chatterton can be seen below.