Stand with the Terranea silence breakers

Brave women have come forward to share their stories of alleged sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct while working at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Now a growing coalition of support – including California NOW and The Feminist Majority – is coming to together to stand with the Terranea silence breakers.

Cancel Terranea

We are calling on people, companies and partners to cut ties with the Terranea Resort until it is a place where women workers are treated with dignity and respect.

Here’s how you can help:


If you have a reservation at the Terranea Resort – cancel it.


If you have an upcoming event at the Terranea Resort – move it.


If you have a partnership with the Terranea – drop it.


Eight women recently came forward with stories of alleged sexual harassment and other misconduct of a sexual nature during their time working at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The allegations come nearly a year after TIME Magazine’s Silence Breakers cover-story brought national attention to the case of Sandra Pezqueda, a former dishwasher at the Terranea Resort employed through a staffing agency who alleged she was sexually harassed and assaulted by her supervisor and then terminated after reporting the abuse.

It’s time for the Terranea silence breakers to be believed.

Read their stories:

Rosa Marina Moreno Garcia

“I knocked on the door to his hotel room to make sure no customers were inside before I went in to clean, and I heard him say ‘come in.’ I walked into the room and he was standing by the bed facing me, completely nude. He didn’t move or put anything on to cover himself, he just said ‘you can come in, it’s okay.’ I was shocked and didn’t know what to do, so I said, ‘I’ll come back later,’ and left the room right away. I returned to clean the room the following day. I was so nervous that the man would return while I was in his room that I placed my cart in front of the door to block it.”

Sharon Merino

“I talked to the HR person for about 45 minutes and told her all the inappropriate things [my male coworker] would say to me. I felt like they were just checking boxes. I remember her saying something to the effect of ‘maybe he didn’t understand, and he thought you were just joking.’ I told her how firm I was, and she still said maybe I didn’t tell him firmly enough. I felt guilty during this time because I didn’t want to cost someone their job, but I also didn’t feel like I should have to deal with this kind of thing at work.”

Sandra Pezqueda

“I feel happy that by me breaking the silence more women have spoken out with their own stories. They had remained silent, but by seeing me speak out, they found the courage to speak out too. Me too, Terranea.”

In the News

Hollywood Reporter

Terranea Resort Employees Allege Years of Sexual Harassment

KTLA

8 Women Allege Being Sexually Harassed While Working at Luxury Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes

KRON 4

8 women say they were sexually harassed or assaulted at luxury resort

The Guardian

“It was like hell”: California hotel workers break their silence on abuse

Time

Person of the Year 2017

NBC Los Angeles

Woman Says Her Dream Job at a Southern California Resort Turned Into a Nightmare