The saga of Permit Patty looks like a story that refuses to go away and it doesn't look like it is getting any better for 'Patty'.
Alison Ettel, the woman recorded in the now infamous video where she 'called the police' on an 8-year-old girl who was selling water on the street of San Francisco has become a subject for a lot of online criticism.
Here is the clip again just in case you haven't seen it.
Just a few days ago she claimed that she had been receiving death threats as a result of her actions. As things have escalated, Ettel has now been forced to leave her job.
Prior to the incident, Ettel was the CEO of TreatWell Health, a company that develops and sells medicinal cannabis for pets and people.
In the wake of the video businesses in San Francisco that were stocking TreatWell goods have decided to distance themselves from the company and are no longer selling their products.
According to The Daily Dot, reviews of TreatWell have been taken down from the website Ganjly and Green Trees Wellness in Lake Tahoe, California has also ceased selling any of their goods.
Magnolia, the Apothecarium, Bloom Room, SPARC and Barbary Coast have also reportedly dropped TreatWell from their stocks.
In a statement Green Trees Wellness President David Abarta said:
This issue was initially brought to our attention via numerous social media posts, and we felt it was extremely important as an inclusive collective to have an immediate response that communicated to our valued customers, vendors and community supporters that Green Trees Wellness denounces Ms. Ettel’s behaviour.
Other companies also confirmed that TreatWell will be taken off of their shelves via social media.
In response to this, Ettel has decided to step down from her position, admitting that her decision was out of interest for TreatWell's patients.
In a statement spokesperson Cynthia Gonzalez said:
This decision, while not an easy one, is in the best interest of their patients.
It is Ms. Ettel’s belief that TreatWell, its employees, and patients should not have to suffer because of a situation that occurred in an escalated moment.
And she regrets her part and is remorseful.