Business Refuses To Work With Woman Who Called Police On Eight-Year-Old
Alison Ettel, the woman who recently went viral for calling 'the police' to stop an eight-year-old girl selling water outside her apartment block, is now feeling the consequences after one of the brands that her company works with said that they would no longer deal with her.
Ettel is the CEO of TreatWell Health, a cannabis product company, specialising (bizarrely) in cannabis products for pets. After going viral for her outburst, her company has been inundated with social media comments.
Shortly after the video was posted the hashtag #permitpatty was trending on Twitter, with some users accusing Ettel of acting in a racist manner. Ettel has vigorously denied any 'racial component' in the incident.
Now, one company has announced that they will no longer be carrying TreatWell's products. They also said that they would be selling off all remaining TreatWell stock at low prices and donating them to a non-profit organisation.
A post on the Instagram for Magnolia Wellness in Oakland, California said: "As of today, Magnolia will no longer be carrying Treatwell Tinctures. After seeing this video of their CEO, calling the police on an eight-year-old entrepreneur selling water on a hot day, we decided without hesitation that we could no longer patronise her company.
"To our amazing patients who use the Treatwell products, please know we are working to ensure we can bring on some new amazing and ethical brands. Treatwell was one of our best-selling products but to us, integrity is always before profits."
Ettel was filmed making a phone call to the police about the young girl selling water the other day. According to USA Today, the girl was selling $2 water on a hot day to try to raise some money to go to Disneyland.
Speaking with HuffPost, she tried to defend her actions. She said: "They were screaming about what they were selling. It was literally nonstop. It was every two seconds, 'Come and buy my water.' It was continuous and it wasn't a soft voice, it was screaming.
"It was stupid. I completely regret that I handled that so poorly. It was completely stress-related, and I should have never confronted her. That was a mistake, a complete mistake. Please don't make me sound horrible."
In just about the only piece of good news to come out of this incident, an anonymous donor gave the girl selling water four tickets to Disneyland after being moved by the video.
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