The CEO of a progressive Philadelphia-based feminist clothing company fired his entire staff after it was discovered he was a sexual abuser.
Alan Martofel of Feminist Apparel reportedly admitted to sexually abusing women on social media back in 2013.
“I’m someone who’s guilty of it. I’ve grinded up on women on buses and at concerts without their consent. I’ve made out with ‘the drunk chick’ at a party because it was easier. I’ve put a woman’s hand on my d–k while she was sleeping,” he wrote on Facebook.
However, he was recently tagged in a post that accused him of rape, causing his coworkers to learn all about their boss’ true colors.
“This was a place that claimed to be ethical and feminist,” said Ryker Fry, the company’s now-fired office and HR manager. “It was so hard to hear that Alan had done those things and hidden them from us, because that meant that we had been working for an abuser who was taking money from abuse victims.”
According to the New York Post, staffers demanded he step down, ultimately resulting in everyone being fired.
“This was not a private message someone dug up. This was something I went out of my way to share with my community at the time as a means to spark dialogue around the negative impact of toxic masculinity,” Martofel wrote. “I acknowledged my wrongdoing and committed myself to work within this movement.”
The Hairpin reported that Feminist Apparel had made political shirts in addition to feminist clothing, including shirts promoting Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
All nine employees on the company were fired on July 1.
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