Shocking details emerge after Wells Fargo’s senior vice president claimed the boss raped her multiple times before getting revenge on her.
A FORMER vice president of Wells Fargo is suing the company over allegations that she was sexually assaulted and raped by her co-workers.
The vice president, identified as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, claimed Wells Fargo failed to protect her from a “grossly hostile” environment and retaliated when she came forward.
The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, naming two managers and two employees as defendants, the Washington Examiner reported.
Jane Doe alleges that she was raped and molested by a co-worker during her three-year tenure at Wells Fargo.
The woman worked as senior vice president as of April 2018.
She said the first manager repeatedly made unwelcome advances and physical contact with her, including groping and inappropriate comments like calling women “dogs,” according to the lawsuit.
At dinner with the defendants on January 28, 2020, Doe claimed she got drunk and the second manager allegedly walked her back to her hotel room.
The first manager allegedly forcibly entered the room and raped her, the lawsuit says.
In November of that year, Doe alleged that she had filed a complaint with the Wells Fargo Ethics Hotline and a criminal complaint with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
She claims Wells Fargo and the first manager allegedly retaliated against her by reassigning some of her clients, barring her from important meetings and threatening to bar her from “lucrative accounts.”
“Following the reporting of the January 28, 2020 incident and other harassing behavior by [manager]no meaningful investigation followed,” the lawsuit states.
“For several months, Wells Fargo did little to actually investigate the plaintiff’s report of being raped and molested by her male colleagues, such as asking for witnesses or obtaining the plaintiff’s testimony.”
According to the lawsuit, an internal investigation at Wells Fargo did not begin until Doe filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in April 2021.
The woman also reportedly went on sick leave this month due to stress, anxiety and depression from the trauma she suffered.
She claimed she was “forced to resign” around July 2021 because continuing to work at Wells Fargo was “unbearable for her mental well-being.”
“Our client was exploited and raped by a supervisor, suffered trauma, betrayal and a total invasion of personal space that no one in any workplace should be exposed to,” Doe’s attorney, Ron Zambrano, described the allegations in the complaint.
“Wells Fargo’s response of just sitting on their hands and dragging their feet without even attempting to conduct a competent investigation is absolutely unacceptable.”
The US Sun reached out to Wells Fargo for comment on the lawsuit.
“We take all allegations of wrongdoing very seriously,” said Richele J. Messick, Wealth & Investment Management Communications at Wells Fargo.
“We just found out about the lawsuit today and are reviewing it.”
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