A White woman was caught on camera attacking a Black woman at Victoria’s Secret. The White woman was attacking the victim, and realized that she was being recorded. After being filmed, the White woman proceeded to put on a toddler tantrum around the store. Video evidence, recorded by Ijeoma Ukenta , shows the woman fabricating about being harassed.
Abigail Elphick was identified as the ‘Victoria’s Secret Karen’ in a police report. After being filmed for close to two minutes on the floor, Elphick proceeds to chase Ukenta around the store. Meanwhile, Victoria’s Secret employees did nothing about the situation. Elphick did not leave the location until five minutes the least.
“Get away from me” and “stop recording me” were one of the many statements Abigail Elphick was screaming at towards Ukenta. The teachers aid was seen breaking down, chasing the victim in this situation, and “fainting” on the floor.
Victoria’s Secret made a statement regarding the situation on Twitter. “The video taken in our store is unsettling and we have initiated a full investigation. Our associates followed our protocols and immediately called our Emergency Operations Center as well as mall security for support during the altercation between our customers.”
America’s number one former lingerie brand faced a lot of backlash after this statement. Many people reminisced on their experiences at being racially profiled at Victoria’s Secret. In addition, people called out the brand for their employees not helping the victim.
Ijeoma Ukenta has organized a Go Fund Me to help her raise money for a lawyer. Her goal was only $20,000, but the fundraiser now has $89,000 raised. “I was assaulted and harassed by a white woman and and nothing was done by security nor the police. I’m looking to hire me an excellent attorney who can help me bring light to this wrong. All videos and updates on the situation are on my YouTube channel: Mama Africa Muslimah. I was kicked off a tiktok for posting what happened to me and they let someone else post and get millions and millions of views however they deleted 2 of my accounts of my accounts.”