Responding to the anonymous letter read yesterday during the Orange County Board of County Commissioners, WWE refuted the accusations, labeling them false.
“These accusations aren’t true. Employees know they can confidentially go to Human Resources, not the public. Notwithstanding the appropriate protocol, no one would be fired if they were uncomfortable with their surroundings. We’ve made accommodations for individuals upon request,” a statement from WWE sent to the media said.
The letter, submitted by an anonymous employee using the name John, said that he and his colleagues are being forced to work through the pandemic and despite sanitary precautions, they cannot maintain social distancing and have to touch other people. John also requested the government to shut down WWE’s operations at the Performance Center.
Meanwhile, MyNews 13 journalist Stephanie Coueignoux spoke to two owners of two businesses next to the Performance Center and one owner said he’s seen WWE employees not practicing social distancing at all and was very concerned. The other owner said he’s trying to make a living and he’s okay with shows being taped in the area as long as those involved don’t go near him!
Both WWE and AEW have said publicly that those who don’t want to work during the pandemic can request to withdraw without facing any repercussions.