Alleged Victim Speaks About Grand Chute Restaurant Owner
The woman tells us she quit working at Wild Truffle in Grand Chute after the alleged incident.Photo: Video by nbc26.com
It's a story you'll see only on NBC 26. An Appleton woman who claims her former boss asked her to perform sex acts for money speaking-out only to NBC 26.
Marc Waltzer faces five criminal charges including prostitution and disorderly conduct. The alleged victim used to work at Wild Truffle, a Grand Chute restaurant owned by Waltzer.
The woman--who only wants to be identified as Michelle--tells us she was first to report the incident to Outagamie County Sheriff's deputies. Shortly after, she says three other female employees came forward with similar stories.
"It was definitely traumatizing. Unless you're in that situation I don't think you can even begin to understand how it feels," said Michelle.
Michelle contacted NBC 26 after she saw Waltzer telling his side.
"It's important for everyone to keep in mind that we have an allegation, which is only an allegation from a terminated ex employee that's obviously upset," said Waltzer in a past interview.
But Michelle says she wasn't fired. She quit working at the restaurant three days after the alleged incident. Back in April, she says she started cleaning Waltzer's home to earn some extra money. According to the criminal complaint, at one point Waltzer called her into his bedroom.
The complaint goes on stating, "when she turned around she saw that Marc was all the way back in bed, naked and he was masturbating."
Michelle reportedly told Waltzer he was making her uncomfortable and he left. A few days later back at work, Michelle says Waltzer handed her $200. When she quit she says Waltzer tried to apologize stating he was in the "heat of the moment".
"What he did was wrong to every single girl he's done it to. I don't want him to do this to anybody," said Michelle.
Meanwhile, Waltzer says he's innocent. He's set to appear in court in December. If convicted he faces time behind bars and a 10 thousand dollar fine.