NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! After requesting that a transgender employee vacate the women’s locker room, an 80-year-old woman from Washington State was given a permanent swimming pool ban, according to local media.
Julie Jaman of Port Townsend described the July event to Seattle radio personality Dori Monson as “I noticed a male in a woman’s swimming suit watching maybe four or five tiny girls take down their suits to use the restroom.” “He stated it was none of my business when I enquired about his penis. I ordered that man to go immediately.”
According to the local news source Port Townsend Free Press, the event happened on July 26 at the Mountain View pool, a City of Port Townsend facility run by the Olympic Peninsula YMCA.
Jaman claimed that when she was in the shower and “heard a man’s voice,” she became aware of the trans employee’s presence in the women’s locker room.
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She told Monson that after reporting the event to a pool staff member, she was shocked to hear that she had been “discriminating” and “was barred from the pool forever.” In addition, the employee allegedly promised to call the police, according to Jamans radio interview.
Jaman complained to Monson, “She didn’t ask me what the issue was, if I was alright, nothing about me. “It seemed as though she was just waiting to attack me. It was simply amazing.”
Although there was no formal police record filed, the Port Townsend Police Department released an incident report to Fox News Digital.
According to a phone call an officer made with Jaman, the incident report states that Jaman “had an emotional response to a strange gentleman being in the bathroom” near young girls and is wanting to avoid being “trespassed” from the pool. The report also mentioned a phone call from the YMCA stating that Jaman was allegedly “screaming” at a staff member in the facility’s locker area and “refusing to leave.”
The Olympic Peninsula YMCA’s marketing and communications manager, Erin Hawkins, told Fox News Digital that Jaman’s repeated transgressions of the facility’s code of conduct led to the permanent pool ban. According to her, the one-time incident in the women’s locker room last month was not the only reason for the permanent suspension.
Julie Jaman was “permanently suspended from the Mountain View Pool due to her repeated violations of our Code of Conduct,” said Hawkins in a statement to Fox News Digital on Monday. “Julie Jaman was using disrespectful words or gestures toward YMCA staff or others; abusive, harassing and/or obscene language or gestures toward YMCA staff or others.”
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Jaman informed Monson that despite having “a fantastic relationship with swimmers in the pool,” she had been expelled from the facility.
Jaman, who has resided in Port Townsend for almost 40 years, she has been a member of the pool facility for 35 years. She told the local station that she has always supported Democrats and refers to herself as a “XX woman” in reference to her chromosomal makeup.
She continued, “I recoiled at being naked and showering in a room with a person born male,” according to the Port Townsend Free Press. She continued, “When I saw the person near the little girls in the bathroom, the mommy bear in me came out.”
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Jaman noted that she also spoke with Wendy Bart, the CEO of the Olympic Peninsula YMCA, and that she advised Bart that there should be notices indicating transgender people also use the restrooms.
Jaman told Monson, “I informed her there weren’t any signs up to warn ladies.” She claimed that Pride posters were prominently displayed throughout, and she reasoned that this was sufficient to let women know what to expect. According to Jamans account of the conversation, Bart added, “We take pride and everyone is welcome.”
Jaman continued in the radio interview, “That’s great with me, but they don’t provide options for women who wish not to be undressed in front of men. “Our pool is incredibly outdated. There are only two shower rooms and dressing rooms, one for each gender.”