Aunt of former game show host says sexual harassment is real
Rachel’s mother, Lizette Armstrong, told us that Marinan has also disrespected her. Yolanda Schakron, whose ex-husband owns majority shares in Mega Bingo, also says she has a major problem with the issue of sexual harassment on the job.
Yolanda Schakron, President, Belizeans for Justice
“We need to stop being quiet and complacent and having men, our employers sexually harass us. Belizean women, we need fi stand up together because this happens everyday in the workplace, and I think this is wrong and I don’t think we should allow this to continue.”
Lizette Armstrong, mother of Rachel Armstrong
“This man disrespected me in the past also. I was sitting at my place of business with my brother. My brother brought him there to eat. I was going to ask him for a job for one of my sons because my son was looking for a job. You know what he told me before I could finish the statement? I’m going to open some strip joints and you could go there and strip for me. Marion, I’m a woman married for twenty three years; with one husband, three children. I’m a God-fearing woman, I love God, I go to church. Now why would a man look at me like this and disrespect me like this?”
“Having been through that experience then did you discourage your daughter from working for him?”
“What happen is that my daughter, as far as I knew, was working for her uncle, Mister Fuad and he is the one who called my daughter who employed my daughter. What happened too is that I figured well her uncle is the major shareholder so probably he would have some respect for my daughter but obviously he doesn’t have.”
“He owns forty percent of the shares and Mister Schakron, my husband, owns sixty percent of the shares. The police came to pick up Rachel. I told the police officers that Rachel cannot go in the vehicle with them because she’s a female and they are three males. So I proceeded to bring Rachel to the station myself.”
“There’s also talk of you wanting to hire someone to kill Miss Schakron. What do you have to say to that?”
“I’m not sure why I would want to kill Miss Schakron, but I’m a Roman Catholic. I don’t go around killing people. I usually turn the other cheek, I’m not a revengeful person but even if I was I don’t have any revenge against Miss Schakron. She is the ex-wife of my business partner so I’m not sure why she would come with these allegations unless she doesn’t want me in this country for some reason whatsoever. I’m not sure. It is not my intent to abuse my employees, to sexually harass my employees or to treat them in any fashion different from than just being a good boss and a good family guy. She’s welcome to file any reports she wants. That’s the freedom of the country. If you think you’ve been abused or you think there’s something there you’re entitled to file reports she wants.”
So far, police are investigating both sides for the reports.