Anthony Casa is accused of sending sexist movies directed on the spouse of a Rocket Mortgage government and plenty of mortgage business leaders.
Anthony Casa is formally stepping down as chairman of Affiliation of Unbiased Mortgage Consultants (AIME) — a commerce group representing the pursuits of unbiased mortgage brokers — within the wake of a lawsuit accusing him of filming and disseminating sexist and graphic movies directed on the spouse of a Rocket Mortgage government. Casa’s departure was first reported Thursday by HousingWire.
Casa, in a press release to Housing Wire, stated he wouldn’t be leaving the neighborhood, slightly, “getting again within the weeds of serving and educating debtors and beginning a brand new mortgage brokerage right here in Philadelphia.”
“I might be an lively member of AIME, I might be a participant and useful resource to this neighborhood in any manner I can,” Casa advised HousingWire. “I encourage everybody to double down in your assist of AIME, our true accomplice lenders, and this neighborhood we’ve all constructed collectively.”
Casa was sued in July, after allegedly filming a video of himself making lewd, sexual remarks, in regards to the spouse of a Rocket Mortgage government at a social gathering, accusing her of participating in sexual acts with one other business government. He then is accused of sending these movies to different mortgage business leaders.
Lenders like Flagstar Financial institution and Caliber House Loans reduce ties with the commerce affiliation resulting from Casa’s feedback. On the time that Casa’s remarks turned public, the Nationwide Affiliation of Mortgage Brokers, additionally spoke out towards Casa’s actions.
Casa initially took a depart of absence from the commerce group, however has since made it everlasting.
In a now-deleted LinkedIn video, Casa issued an apology and stated there had been some back-and-forth with the manager, previous to the video, in keeping with HousingWire. Casa initially based the group Brokers Rallying In opposition to Entire-tail Lending, as an advocacy group towards massive wholesale lenders like Rocket Mortgage.
In a press release to HousingWire, AIME acknowledged Casa could be transferring on.
“AIME is continuous to make strides to assist the dealer neighborhood. The mission and imaginative and prescient of the group stay unchanged and the momentum will proceed into 2021 with revolutionary initiatives like Spark and Finest in Class to assist brokers who’re each new and properly established. All enterprise operations will proceed to be overseen by AIME’s EVP of Technique Katie Sweeney, and President Marc Summers.”