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Woman accuses man at gym doing pull-ups over her head of sexual harassment, police investigating case

He received a written warning. A woman claimed she was sexually harassed by a man who was doing pull-ups over her head at the 24XFitness gym at SingPost Center in Peya Labar on May 3. Which made things even worse for Stomper Zenn After reporting the incident to gym staff, she felt blamed as a victim. In response to a Stomp query, police confirmed a report had been lodged and said they were investigating the matter. The Stomper shared a 22-second video of the squat and pull-up rack incident, which applies to both exercises, although likely not at the same time.

She took the video of herself in the wall mirror, sitting on the floor and resting between her squats while the man stood over her and started doing pull-ups near her head. The Stomper said in the video, “I’m using the squat rack and there’s another one.” She panned the camera to see another squat and pull-up rack next to the one she was using. “But he insists on doing this,” she said of the man doing pull-ups directly above her. He was so close to her that the video shows a close-up of the bottom of his shoes. The stomper told him: “This is borderline sexual harassment, you know that?” The man appeared to be threatening to kick her in the head as he said: “Don’t make me do that, I’m telling you.” As As the man paced the pull-up bars, Stomper said, “Ow.” She told Stomp that the man hit her head with his leg. “It’s clear throughout my video how close his male private parts were to me,” she said. “Even if it was part of his training, placing a stranger’s genitals so intentionally close to me was extremely uncomfortable and even traumatic.” In the video, the stomper told the man, “I’ll report you to the gym.” But he ignored it her and did a few more pull-ups before walking away. “This is borderline sexual harassment,” the stomper said in the video before the end. She told Stomp: “Prior to this video, this man had already approached me to ‘ask’ me to use the shelf. Mind you, he didn’t ask verbally – he just pointed and didn’t wait for my answer – and immediately walked up to me.” “I definitely didn’t agree to that because my rest time between sentences was already up.” When he just said without permission took my squat rack, I said, “What the fuck?” loudly.”

When contacted by Stomp, a 24XFitness spokesperson said that after the Stomper reported the incident to the gym, an investigation was conducted to find out what happened. The spokesman said that according to the gym’s CCTV recording, which contained no audio, the man sought permission from Stomper to share the equipment she was using at 4.46pm. “After the male gym member was given permission to use the equipment, he continued with his pull-up exercise and then left,” the spokesperson said. The stomper denied this, saying: “He was just pointing and I didn’t have a chance to respond before he used his equipment.” The gym had called the man to get his side of the story. “He claimed he approached her to share the squat and pull-up bar with her when she wasn’t using them, which she had allowed the first time. But the second time she didn’t allow him to join in even if she didn’t use the equipment,” the spokesperson said. When he returned to inquire for the third time, the man explained that he had to use this particular machine because it was wider and better suited to his frame. The Stomper told Stomp: “This was obviously wrong as there is another squat rack with a pull-up bar (seen in the video) that meets the exact specifications.” The spokesperson continued: “There was an exchange between the two . The male member then continued to use the equipment despite her disapproval, hence the video she took.” After speaking to the man, the gym also interviewed two witnesses who were next to the squatter during the incident. and pull-up racks were located. “They mentioned that the lady was very rude and used foul language towards the male member,” the spokesperson said. The Stomper said, “It was because the male member had already threatened me, raised his voice and insisted on something that is not an entitlement.” The member was invading my personal space for the first time. I don’t think this justifies his actions towards me.” The spokeswoman said the gym called the stomper but she wanted to use WhatsApp. The Stomper told Stomp: “During that call, when I insisted on sending the story via WhatsApp, she called.” “I felt ‘uncooperative’.” The speaker continued: “In the text we have it asked a few things, including: Did she use foul language towards the male member?” She replied: “None of mine.” The Stomper told Stomp: “As far as I can remember, I made a reservation and I apologize for that “My memory failed during a traumatic incident that I can only hope to one day forget.” On May 4, the gym contacted the Stomper to let her know that based on the results, “we are unable to classifying it as a case of “sexual harassment” and recommended that she go to the police,” the spokesperson added, “We also advised her that she should not use foul language towards the male member when approached the second time to ask them to hand over the equipment that caused the incident as we have witnesses in the area who did that.” confirmed what happened during that time.” The Stomper refuted this saying: ” That was not what I was told. “They told me to stay away from the male member when I never approached him voluntarily.” The spokesperson said the gym made it very clear to the man that his actions were inappropriate and he received a written warning. When the gym informed the Stomper, she was unhappy that the man was not banned from the gym as requested. On May 7, the gym’s general manager, Mr. Zen Lee, called the Stomper and apologized for what had happened, according to the spokesman. “He explained the details of the investigation, she interrupted him and said, ‘I don’t want any of this.’ hear,’” said the speaker. “All she demanded was an immediate response from him if management agreed with the decision not to do this. “We are terminating the male member, and the answer is, yes, we are not terminating the male member.” The Stomper remembered it differently the call. She told Stomp: “To be clear, Zen Lee has not apologized. He called me on the phone in a louder voice and said the reason for the harassment was because I used foul language towards the male gym member. This reads like victim blaming. “When I asked him why he raised his voice at me, he said it was because he wanted to ‘explain the details.’ I interrupted him because he continued to raise his voice.” The Stomper has since posted a one-star Google review of the gym following the incident, which led to additional one-star reviews from non-members of the gym claiming The spokesman complained that the gym had failed to protect its members from sexual harassment. “All of this happened after the female member asked us to cancel the male member’s membership, which we believe was not justified based on our findings,” the spokesperson said. “At the same time, we strongly believe that the male member could have been more patient and gentlemanly towards a member of the opposite sex and another fitness enthusiast. Hence the written warning from us.” Undeterred, the stomper claimed that the man was friends with the management of the gym. She also reported other incidents in which the gym did nothing after a member reported being sexually harassed. “I think my biggest question is how anyone can imply that I deserved what the man did to me just because I was supposedly ‘rude to him’ and ‘used profanity,'” the Stomper said.