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Realty office: Report it fired Troy mayor due to anti-gay comments is ‘false’

By Jen Anesi
Thursday, December 8, 2011

TROY, Mich. — Reports claiming Troy Mayor Janice Daniels was fired from her job at Century 21 Town & Country are not true, according to the manager of the real estate office where Daniels worked.

Janice Daniels

On Wednesday, the online LGBT publication Get Out and Live and The Oakland Press both reported that Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, who has been under fire since Friday for an anti-gay remark she made on her Facebook page, had been “let go” from her job at Century 21.

“That is absolutely false,” Dan Kersten, manager of the Century 21 Town & Country office in Troy, said Wednesday evening.

“She has not been let go. She voluntarily put her license in escrow, so she’s not able to practice real estate.”

Kersten’s statement matches the statement Daniels made Monday when she showed up to a student-led protest at City Hall, where she added, “I have suffered consequences, too.”

“I’ve only met Janice a couple times, and I don’t know her very well,” Kersten said. “She’s pretty much part time. She doesn’t even have a desk.”

Kersten said he did not know if or when Daniels would return, and chose not to make a statement regarding Daniels on behalf of Century 21 Town & Country.

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7 more reader comments:

  1. they should fire her

    Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:31pm
  2. or make her go thru lgbtq sensitivity training and 200 community hours at a local lgbtq chapter

    Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:39pm
  3. Realtors, in Florida anyway, need to take ethics training classes every four years. Perhaps Michigan should do the same for their licensed Realtors.

    Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:44pm
  4. They should, though! Fire her ass!

    Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 4:25pm
  5. I bought my first home from Century 21 – they won’t EVER get my business again if they don’t fire/censure/reprimand her!

    Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 4:40pm
  6. She should be fired!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 5:50pm
  7. It’s face-saving – she is already on video from Monday, Dec 6, saying specifically that she had been ASKED to place her license in escrow due to the controversy. She added, “So I’ve suffered too…”

    Posted on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 8:07am