A 3rd Victoria actual property agent has been accused of sexual assault and coercion in allegations made on social media Friday.
On Saturday, the accused particular person’s webpage and social media accounts had been taken down and Engel and Volkers Vancouver Island, which the individual had been working below, stated it had minimize all ties with them.
That is the third actual property agent related to Engel and Volkers to have been accused of sexual assault within the final week. The 2 others had been employed at The Company when the allegations arose in opposition to them Wednesday, however had been working below Engel and Volkers when the alleged assault occurred.
“We help those that have come ahead to report sexual harassment and abuse and can do our utmost to eradicate this abhorrent behaviour,” Engel and Volkers proprietor Scott Piercy stated in an announcement. The corporate has organized sexual harassment counselling, trauma help and sensitivity coaching for its complete group.
The brokers who had been employed at The Company have been fired. In an announcement made to its Instagram Thursday, the posh actual property firm stated it was shocked and disturbed by the allegations.
“We stand in full help of girls who’ve endured sexual abuse and we encourage anybody with info to please come ahead,” it wrote.
On the identical day, Victoria pub The Native stated it had additionally turn out to be conscious of allegations in opposition to certainly one of its minority companions and had severed ties with them.
The allegations, which surfaced on social media, are a part of a rising quantity calling out people in Victoria.
Prior to now two months Chuck’s Burger Bar and E:Ne Uncooked Meals and Sake Bar have each fired workers following allegations made on-line. Chuck’s Burger Bar later closed completely.
Social media pages can function a secure place for sexual assault survivors to share their tales, stated Janni Aragon, gender research and political science professor on the College of Victoria, talking with Black Press Media in February. They will additionally assist survivors to know they aren’t alone.
Anybody who needs to report an incident or has details about an incident can name the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654 ext. 1.
The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre gives counselling, sufferer companies and a sexual assault response group. The centre may be reached 24/7 at 250-383-3232.
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