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Jawitz Properties to pursue legal action against #PennySparrow racist comments

Former Jawitz Properties estate agent Penny Sparrow has caused outrage on social media after writing a racist post on Facebook which compared black people to monkeys.

Jawitz Properties CEO Hershel Jawitz on Monday said that the company will pursue serious legal action against Sparrow.

The estate agency has distanced itself from the sentiments expressed by Sparrow who has not been with the company since November, but has been using the firm’s logo on social media.

Listen to the full conversation:

We are looking into what action we can take, clearly this has had a massive impact on our brand. We are investigating what action we can take as a company with conjunction with the Estate Agency Affairs Board.

Hershel Jawitz, Jawitz Properties CEO

Jawitz said that Sparrow's comments have damaged the company's reputation and that she must account for her actions.

Listen to the full conversation:


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