An Ohio travel agency is facing criticism after claiming a woman “was raped in a hotel room” in a tweet.
The Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe reported that a tweet from Travel Agents Travel & Agency in Dearborn, Michigan, on Monday said that a 23-year-old woman was “raped by two men” in Dearfield, Michigan.
A spokesperson for the agency said in a statement on Wednesday that the tweet was an “accurate account.”
“We are disappointed in the tweet and are looking into the matter.
We are currently investigating the matter,” the statement said.
The spokesperson added that Travel Agents is a small agency and that the “facts do not support the claims” that a “man was raping a woman in a room at a hotel in Dearford, Michigan.”
A spokesman for the Michigan attorney general’s office also tweeted that “it’s unclear whether the alleged incident happened at a Dearford hotel or elsewhere.”
The post, which has since been deleted, was made in response to a tweet by Travel Agents travel agency.
“The travel agency @travelagents in Dearburn, Michigan reported an alleged rape and is investigating,” the tweet read.
“It is unclear whether this incident took place in Dearfair or Dearborn or in a location other than Dearborn.”
The tweet went on to say that the agency was “investigating.”
“Travel agents in Dearhamfield are investigating a woman who said she was sexually assaulted by two males,” the post read.
Travel agents are small businesses that are largely owned by people who are employed by travel agencies.
A travel agency spokeswoman told the Washington Post that she had not seen the tweet.
A Travel Agents spokesperson told the Detroit Free Press that the company was not commenting.