Amazing Pet Expos, a company that hosts events in centres around the US, was reportedly sabotaged by a female employee who got religion and began a hate campaign against the ‘satanic’ Chief Operating Office and gay staff employed by the head of the enterprise, Sheila Rilenge, above.
News of the problem emerged after it was reported here that Portland Pet Expo was cancelled last month without warning, leaving many exhibitors out of pocket. It was one of several cancelled events.
The company began the year well – so well that it employed a “heavy hitter” to coordinate its events and manage its growth. But the unnamed “heavy hitter” turned out to be barking mad.
In a statement CEO Rilenge claims her former employee:
Had come to believe she was a prophet tasked with writing a new book of the Bible, was Moses reincarnated, and that the Chief Operating Officer of our company was the anti-Christ.
She had been timing all of the COO’s actions and claimed they all took place in increments of six seconds, six minutes, six hours, etc, thereby confirming he was indeed Satan. She was incredibly sickened by our LGBTQ staff members and … stated she needed to kill the COO/Satan.
The woman’s behavior and rhetoric escalated into criminal actions against the company with the intent to destroy it.
Acting on hatred and some degree of fanaticism, she started destroying records, canceling contracts, delaying payments and really just sabotaging us.
In her mind, she was doing God’s will or some variation of that. But it really made the things she was hired to fix that much worse. We of course discovered all of this and fired her, but she continued to harass our staff, and we were eventually forced to file criminal charges and obtain restraining orders.
But even today we still receive hateful texts. And of course the damage she had done resulted in our being forced to reschedule or cancel three events.