I’m sure by now you have all seen the social media posts about Todd Colletti and the horrifying things that occurred in his Colorado stores. What happened to these victims is despicable and unacceptable. Their experiences are devastating. Let me be clear: I believe the victims. I hope they find justice — and I hope they find healing. I’m grateful that the Denver and Boulder Police Departments have opened an investigation. If we can provide the investigations any assistance, we will.
These very serious allegations demand very serious remedies with immediate action. As soon as we learned of the allegations, we began working with our franchise attorney to identify our legal rights under the franchise contract with the owners of the Colorado stores. I want you to know that under no scenario will Colletti have a place anywhere in Buffalo Exchange ever again. The same goes for anyone who was in a position of authority who knew what he was doing and did not act. If you are a victim, or you have direct knowledge that you feel would help this investigation, please email Rebecca@BufEx.com.
As of today, our relationship with the Buffalo Exchange Colorado franchise stores is terminated. We have revoked any rights to the Buffalo Exchange brand and name.
In addition to these measures, we’re reaching out to a number of local organizations that offer support to victims of sexual assault to provide resources for everyone affected. We will have more information on this in the coming days.
To the victims, I am so sorry this happened. Most of all, I want you to know: we believe you. I hope the actions we’re taking clearly show that we stand in solidarity with you.
Buffalo Exchange Corporate
As we mentioned previously, we’ve been working with local Colorado non-profits to provide free resources like counseling to Buffalo Exchange Colorado employees. The Employee Assistance Program is still an excellent program for financial, career and legal services, but in addition, we’re providing free and confidential counseling through Khesed Wellness.
Khesed Wellness is a Denver mental health nonprofit that makes outpatient health and wellness services affordable for the underinsured. Colorado Buffalo Exchange employees can receive FREE outpatient mental health therapy sessions with KHESED covered 100% by Buffalo Exchange Corporate. Corporate will not have access to any confidential client information, will not be aware of who uses the services and will only receive billing statements to cover session costs.
We hope these resources will be a help to the Colorado employees during this challenging time.
Buffalo Exchange Corporate