Co-Founder of Detroit Dough Steps Down Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims
November 13th, 2017, 12:59 AM
Update: The owners of Detroit Dough are questioning sexual abuse claims against a co-founder by a woman on Facebook, and threaten legal action.
Owners Autumn Kyles and Victoria Washington say on Facebook they "remain confident that there is no truth to the allegation made against Daniel A. Washington and our attorneys are looking into any recourse we may have."
Original article, Sunday morning:
The flurry of sexual harassment and assault allegations around the country is hitting home.
Daniel A. Washington, a co-founder of Detroit Dough at Ferry Park Avenue and Linwood in the Northwest Goldberg neighborhood of Detroit, is stepping down amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
The business, now presenting pop-up events, is set to open next spring.
In a statement posted Saturday on its Facebook page, co-founders Autumn Kyles and Victoria Washington (sister of Daniel) allude to a "recent allegation" and said Washington "will step down effective immediately until this matter is resolved," Lee DeVito of Metro Times posts.
On Friday, a woman named Spencer Genrich called for a boycott of the business in a Facebook post, writing:
The founders respond: