McMahon has a rather complicated relationship with his mother, Vicki Askew.
According to his Playboy interview, Vicki “was in the church choir. A real performer, a female Elmer Gantry. Very striking, with an excellent voice.”
When getting into the details about his past, and when asked if there was sexual abuse, McMahon said that it wasn’t from a man, adding, “That’s not anything I would like to embellish. Just because it was weird.”
Playboy then asked: “It’s well known you’re estranged from your mother. Have we found the reason?”
McMahon paused, nodded, and said, “Without saying that, I’d say that’s pretty close.”
McMahon does not directly say what happened. When Stern said (citing the Playboy interview) he was shocked to learn McMahon had been molested by his mother, McMahon replied, “I didn’t say that, that was the inference.” When pressed a bit more, he told Stern he didn’t want to talk about it.
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Vicki Askew is apparently still alive and in her mid-90s. She made a very brief appearance on WJACTV Johnstown to talk about a new tennis facility in Ebensburg, Pa., which was financed by the McMahon family fortune
When McMahon spoke to Stern in 2001, he said his mother didn’t get any of his money.