Jake Exton: Demand for Acknowledgement and Public Apology
So Jake "apologized"..
We do not accept this "apology", we were not asking for only an apology for the "impact of his words". They are actively trying to silence us by only acknowledging and apologizing for inappropriate language. We didn't expose ourselves in our testimonials to thousands of people for this offensive "apology". The fact that they are deleting the comments that don't suit their side of the story and then blocking the people who posted them rather than turning the comments should truly show you who we are dealing with. Also putting up promotional posts after to make this go away.. I hope it infuriates you as much as it does for his victims.
Please send this petition far and wide, until we figure out our next steps it is one of out most powerful tool. Below is our original post and a link to the testimonials.
THANK YOU for all of your support this far, please keep speaking up for us in anyway you can.
We have created this petition for the victims of Canoe and Paddle's General Manager Jake Exton.
We would like him to publicly acknowledge and take responsibility for subjecting staff to verbal harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault and misconduct, wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal, and provide a public apology.
This petition is for anyone effected by this behaviour personally, witnessed, or supports and believes the women that have came forward.
Many of us have been carrying this for years.
Please don't allow this to happen to anymore women or men in our community.
Jake we hope you choose to listen, understand, and grow from this.