The 80-year-old Washington state woman who was banned from her local community pool after she protested men in the locker room, was targeted by trans activists as she attempted to speak publicly about her ordeal, as they heckled her and tore down suffragette banners behind her.
Julie Jaman had been undressing at the Mountain View pool, a Port Townsend facility, for 35 years, but on July 26, the Y’s aquatics manager, Rowen DeLuna, allegedly informed her that some children needed the lane she was swimming in.
Jaman said she headed to the women’s showers, where she soaped up before hearing a man’s voice, then turned to see a biological male named Clementine Adams, allegedly an employee at the pool, “looking at the little girls as they were taking off their suits,” the Port Townsend Free Press reported.
“We’re all here today for all of us. I’m the old lady. … You may have read some version of my personal experience: A naked old lady in the women’s shower room and what I saw that day,” Jaman began at her public speech.
“Wendy Barth, CEO of the YMCA, told me Pride posters are adequate to let people know, women know, what to expect in the shower room known for 60 years as a female-only,” she continued. “One will now encounter men who identify as women undressing and showering with female humans. I object.”
“I don’t want to be forced to the shower and dress with the opposite sex present,” she declared before screaming trans activists chanting “trans rights are human rights” to drown her out ripped down the suffragette flags behind her.
The 80-year-old woman who was banned from her local swimming pool for raising concerns about a male in the female washroom was heckled as she gave a speech tonight.
— REDUXX (@ReduxxMag) August 16, 2022
“There were gaps in the curtain and there I was, naked, with soap and water on me, and this guy, right there very close to me,” Jaman said when she initially described the incident. “I asked, ‘Do you have a penis?’ He said, ‘That’s none of your business.’ That’s when I told him, ‘Get out of here, right now.’”
Jaman said she turned to the Y’s aquatics manager, Rowen DeLuna, who was outside the shower stall, and said, “Get him out of here,” but DeLuna responded, “You’re discriminating and you can’t use the pool anymore and I’m calling the police.”
Jaman claimed that when she got dressed and tried to leave the building, a YMCA staff member told her she could not leave, echoed by DeLuna, prompting Jaman to respond, “Bull****! I’m going to the police right now. I want help and I need it immediately.”
Jaman said Wendy Bart, the CEO of the Olympic Peninsula YMCA, spoke to her later that day, and told her that she was banned from the pool, and said a staff member told her that Jaman said to Adams, “You’re going to stick your f***ing penis in those little girls.” Jaman, the mother of two adult daughters, said she reacted, “I am an 80 year-old woman and I do not talk like that.”
Erin Hawkins, communications manager for the pool, insisted Jaman was banned for multiple violations of the pool’s code of conduct.
“Julie Jaman was permanently suspended from the Mountain View Pool due to her repeatedly violating our Code of Conduct, specifically, using disrespectful words or gestures toward YMCA staff or others; abusive, harassing and/or obscene language or gestures toward YMCA staff or others,” she told Fox News.