Third real estate agent in Victoria fired after sexual assault accusations surface

Third real estate agent in Victoria fired after sexual assault accusations surface

Warning: This story contains disturbing allegations of sexual assault.

A third real estate agent in Victoria has been terminated by their employer after sexual assault accusations surfaced online.

Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island released a statement Saturday saying that a real estate agent recently accused of sexual assault no longer works for them.

“The allegations are disturbing and deeply troubling. As we work to uncover more details about these allegations, we can confirm that the agent has returned all real estate listings to us and no longer has any responsibilities,” Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island said in a statement.

According to posts made by the Survivor Stories Project account, a woman claims she was sexually assaulted by a “wealthy” real estate agent while attending a party at a Beach Drive mansion in October 2019.

“It was around 9 p.m. and I was not drunk at all. The next recollection I have is around 5 a.m. and I am being picked up off the laundry/bathroom floor … and someone is pulling up my pants,” reads the post.

The account also alleges the victim contacted the police, went to the hospital, and investigators interviewed various people who attended the mansion party that night.

“Unfortunately, it went nowhere and I stopped hearing from the police altogether,” reads the post.

The allegations — and the realtor’s termination — come days after two other Victoria real estate agents were let go from real estate company The Agency, after they were identified in posts made by an Instagram account titled “Survivor Stories Project,” which seeks to share anonymous reports of sexualized and domestic violence.

Those two men had previously worked for Engel & Volkers.

Oak Bay Police told CHEK News that Saanich Police investigate sexual assault reports for them. CHEK News has reached out to Saanich PD for comment.

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that two agents were with Engel & Volkers when they were terminated.

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