JPMorgan Chase Defends VP Accused Of Rape, Attempts To Slut Shame

Author: November 24, 2012 8:24 am

Kimberly Shultz is suing JPMorgan Chase and vice president/senior project manager, Derrick Gilliam, in a suit filed in Dallas County Court last Tuesday. The complaint states that she was the subject of extensive and coercive sexual harassment from the beginning, and then was led to a hotel under false pretenses and forcibly raped by Gilliam. The complaint also says that the police refused to help and when she attempted to get help from the bank’s human resource department that:

“Instead of helping Schultz, defendant JPMorgan’s Human Resource Department engaged in an unconscionable course of conduct, including making illegal inquiries into Schultz’s sexual history and background, making unauthorized disclosures of Schultz’s medical conditions in violation of Schultz’s HIPAA rights, and in general preparing the company’s defense to what it perceived would ultimately become a lawsuit. Sadly, Schultz was not contemplating a lawsuit, merely seeking help for the trauma and humiliation she had suffered.”

Courthouse News Service reports:

 After Schultz tried to resign her loss-mitigation position in June 2011, Gilliam persuaded her to stay and allegedly tried to get her drunk, she says.


“The next day, Defendant Gilliam told Schultz that they need to have an ‘offsite meeting,’ and that Schultz needed to bring her work laptop with her,” the nine-page complaint states. “The meeting took place at a hotel, and Schultz assumed that the meeting would take place in a conference room. This was not what Gilliam had in mind. Instead, Gilliam had Schultz meet him in a hotel room. Referring his coercive acts the night before, he asked her ‘You’re not going to tell HR, are you?’ At that point he stated ‘I’m your boss,’ and attempted to force Schultz into performing fellatio.”

Schultz says she refused, but that Gilliam allegedly pushed her onto the bed and forcibly raped her while she pleaded for him to stop.

Shultz is also saying that Gilliam had told other male coworkers to stay away from her because he intended to have her to himself, and that, “In fact, Gilliam was/is a sexual predator who uses his position of power to prey on defenseless women.”

Punitive damages are being sought for battery, false imprisonment, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

It looks like JPMorgan is even more disgusting than we assumed. While it is entirely possible that Gilliam is innocent (until proven guilty), their attempts to slut shame while allegedly conducting an “investigation” into this are absolutely unacceptable and disgusting.

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  • rapevictimchase

    I too was raped by a co-worker at Chase. It happened after a alcohol fueled Holiday Party that none of the Senior Mgmt seemed to care that they were handing out drink tickets like Camry, which is against Chase Policy and Code of Conduct. Not only was the rape brutal, it was humiliating and instead of me being the victim, I was the ‘slut’ that got drunk, had a threesome then cried rape immediately after the rape occurred. Instead of my place of work embracing me and being there for me, they spread horrible disgusting rumors about me, which were all lies. How could one of their top salesman who was married do such a thing? That couldn’t of happened they all said. It’s her fault, and she is ruining a married mans life. This is just a small portion of what I was told when I came back from my leave of absence. I was held captive in a car, not brought to my home, but driven somewhere else and then held down by one person, while the other RAPED ME BRUTALLY. Not only did the person who held me down during the rape be allowed to stay at work while Chase HR division investigate, this person spread lies about me for those three months. I came back to work to a hostile environment that took me months to make them understand what truly happened. Not until they found out that he had been accused of another rape, and that he admitted to what he did to me to a friend of his…”that fucking bitch got what she deserved, she wanted it”, did my co workers finally believe me. I m the VICTIM but as made to feel like I deserved it and that I CRIED RAPE by people that I have known for years. HR finally fired both of them, but the damage was done. I am broken and will never be the same. One point during investigation, HR called my therapist and asked if I had been dating one of them and this was my way to get revenge???? What the f is that all about!! They were trying to put the blame on me for being torn up, bruised, vaginal tearing and emotional scaring. How dare they even ask such a question , how dare they even think such a thing. I still to this day have to deal with Triggers while I am at work, and people even make jokes that when they see me they say “Trigger, Trigger” when they see me. I’ve heard it numerous times. How do people think that is funny??? Would they want their wife, daughter or girlfriend to be raped and have to deal with Triggers?? I called the police within 30 minutes of the rape, had to go through the horrifying experience of the rape kit, all the while I was violently throwing up for over 10 hours due to the trauma that I had just gone through. Now they act if nothing happened to me, and swept it under the rug. I was a victim and no one cared, only 3 people out of the hundreds that I work with on a daily basis. I applaud Kimberly for taking a stand against what happened to her, I did with the police, but wasn’t allowed to even speak about it at Chase per HR and Executive Mgmt. I blame Chase and that Holiday party and the inappropriate amounts of liquor that was served and for also allowing one of my rapists to go back to work and slander my reputation that I had built over the past 20 years with the company. No one will ever understand what I went through physically and emotionally due to that horrific night. This is the first time I have ever said anything public about what happened to me except for my family, the police , Corporate security, HR and close,friends. I never even thought about suing since I am loyal to my company, but no one, not one person, except for Judith, told me how sorry she felt for me and how traumatic it was to go through what happened. Everyone else treated me like the plague, a liar, a slut. I finally understand why most women do not ever report rape, because no one cares, it had to be the woman’s fault that she was raped. So here’s to the rest of my life havung to deal with what happened, and to hear the whispers and the comments. Unless I quit, which I can’t due to money, I will be the slut forever in their eyes….

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