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ADL Letter to World Wrestling Entertainment


  June 9, 2004


Vince McMahon
President/CEO
World Wrestling Entertainment Corporate Headquarters
1241 East Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902
By Fax: 203-352-8699

Dear Mr. McMahon:


We are concerned by reports that during a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event in Munich, Germany on June 6, wrestler John Bradshaw Layfield gave a Nazi salute and acted out other Nazi mannerisms.

To our knowledge, there has been no public apology by Mr. Layfield for his provocative and offensive gestures, nor to our knowledge has the WWE condemned Mr. Layfield’s actions or disciplined him. Notably, CNBC reportedly released Mr. Layfield for this same offense.

If these allegations of such gross misconduct are true, WWE owes its fans and the wider community a public apology and effective reprimand of Mr. Layfield. We look forward to your early response.



  Abraham H. Foxman
National Director

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