Victoria’s Secret has officially made a statement in regards to the controversial “Karen” video after going viral.
The video was shot by the victim, Ijeoma Ukenta inside of one of their New Jersey locations. The company stated that “safety is its top priority” and said that the incident will be under full investigation.
The company addressed the issue on their Twitter account. “Associate and Customer safety is our top priority, and we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all.”
Associate and Customer safety is our top priority, and we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all. pic.twitter.com/vREtLvC2o0
— Victoria's Secret (@VictoriasSecret) July 13, 2021
Ukenta’s video shows a white woman, who was later identified as Abigail Elphick, hitting the camera, chasing Ukenta around the store, and crying and screaming about being recorded.
Ijeoma Ukenta expressed how happy she was that she did record the entire incident. “I’m happy I did record… And mind you, they took her statement first because she called the police and she completely lied.”
According to the police report, Elphick claimed that she had a panic attack that was brought on from being recorded. Ukenta has started a GoFundMe account to raise money for an attorney.
“I was assaulted and harassed by a white woman and nothing was done by security nor the police. I’m looking to hire me an excellent attorney who can help me bring light to this wrong.”