August 1, 2017 - AnonRant2017
LOD Ignored Team Member’s Sexual Assault
My friend Annie worked at Target until a few days ago. Annie hung out with two team members outside of work, and one of them (Thomas), roughly pinned her down to a couch and dry humped her while he was drunk. The other team member, James, was asleep in his room and didn’t see the event take place. Annie was sober, and in a panic, disassociated from the assault and drove Thomas home. She filed a police report against Thomas and is trying to get a no-contact court order.
She went to work the next day, and told the LOD that she did not feel safe working at Target while Thomas was employed there. Annie told the LOD all that had happened. The LOD shrugged off her concerns, and told her, “we can schedule you two around each other.” It was clear they did not believe her.
When she returned to work, she told James what had happened at his house. He proceeded to tell another team member, who spread a lie. They said that she purposely had sex with Thomas, even though she knew he had a girlfriend of 3 years. After that, all the other team members refused to listen to her side of the story and shamed her. I know Annie well, and I know she wouldn’t help someone cheat in a relationship. She is a honest person, and would not lie about being assaulted.
I know Thomas is somewhat attracted to Annie because he said that he was horny when she drove him home one night while he was drunk. She laughed it off, and told him to save it for his girlfriend. Before all this happened, they were close friends. I know Thomas too. I would never have expected this behavior from him.
It’s a good thing she quit. She was in a toxic environment where people bullied her. I am appalled by the behavior of the team members and LOD. I used to work at Target with them, and I didn’t expect them to be such horrible people. They were supposed to comfort her, but they harassed her instead.
The person in HR didn’t report the LOD’s behavior after Annie told them about it, or give anyone a discussion about workplace harassment or sexual assault. This is why I will never shop at Target again. They refused to fire a sexual predator, and allowed for my friend to be bullied. Fuck Target. I hope it burns in hell.
Note: Names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved.