Over the weekend, a video surfaced of a white woman refusing to let a black man enter his own Downtown St. Louis Loft.
D’Arreion Toles was returning home late from work when Hilary Brooke Thornton, who lived on the third floor of the Elder Shirt Lofts, demanded proof that the gentleman lived in the building.
In the video, Toles can be heard telling Hallway Hilary, “You are blocking me into my building. This is my building as well. So, I need you to get out of my way.”
After Toles moved to pass Thornton, she followed him onto the elevator, and to the front door of his loft.
After the video went viral, it didn’t take long for social media to track down the woman and her place of employment.
Thornton worked at Tribeca St. Louis Apartments. The apartment’s management released a statement about the unfortunate situation.
“Tribeca-STL was recently shared a video containing a disturbing interaction that we believe is important to clarify.
The video did involve one of our employees, but the event did NOT take place at Tribeca-STL and did NOT involve one of our tenants. The video is showing the employee in her private life at her own residence interacting with another person.
The Tribeca-STL family is a minority-owned company that consists of employees and residents from many racial backgrounds. We are proud of this fact and do not and never will stand for racism or racial profiling at our company.
After a review of the matter, the employee has been terminated and is no longer with our Company. At Tribeca-STL we want all residents, guests, and visitors to feel welcome, safe and respected.”
Hallway Hilary has been fired from Tribeca St. Louis Apartments.