Jessica Yaniv Bio
Jessica Yaniv is from Vancouver, Canada. She claims in her complaint to BC human rights Tribunal in 2018 that salons have discriminated against her for her gender identity and male genitalia is now being accused of sexually inappropriate communications with a minor.
BREAKING: “Jessica” Yaniv LOSES suits against female estheticians who’d refused to wax his genitals.@TheRealKeean interviews one of the lawyers defending some of the salon workers.
— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) October 23, 2019
Jessica Yaniv Gender, Sex
Yaniv is a male to a female transgender woman who has not yet had sex-reassignment surgery, meaning she has male genitalia. Yaniv, who identifies as a lesbian, has said she doesn’t know Rumpel and suggested someone posing as she may have contacted her. Rumpel, however, shared Twitter messages from 2014 that appears to have come from Yaniv’s current verified account.
Jessica Yaniv Arrest
In August, Yaniv was arrested for owning a taser, after brandishing it on camera during an interview about Yaniv’s alleged history of predatory behavior toward children. Screen-captured messages allegedly from Yaniv highlighted intimate questions to underage girls, and legal documents showed an attempt to organize a topless pool party for such girls.
Jessica Yaniv Case in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal
The B.C. human rights tribunal found Jessica Yaniv was motivated by personal financial gain and a racial animus against certain ethnic groups.https://t.co/XXyTX7NWTi
— Global BC (@GlobalBC) October 22, 2019
The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has ruled against Canadian transgender activist Jessica Yaniv in a case stemming from a complaint Yaniv filed against multiple female beauticians who refused to wax Yaniv’s male genitalia.
“Self-identification does not erase physiological reality,” said Jay Cameron, a lawyer for the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which represented the beauticians. “Our clients do not offer the service requested. No woman should be compelled to touch male genitals against her will, irrespective of how the owner of the genitals identifies.”
The Tribunal said in its decision that Yaniv had filed the “complaints about improper purposes,” and had contradicted herself in “disingenuous” testimony. Yaniv, who is sexually attracted to women, brought 15 complaints against a number of beauticians in the Vancouver area, seeking as much as $15,000 in damages from each one.
The transgender woman who sued a salon for refusing to wax her testicles has lost a court case.
“Human rights legislation does not require a service provider to wax a type of genitals they are not trained for,” the tribunal said. https://t.co/VmV84fURGo
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 22, 2019
“Most of the women who were the target of Yaniv’s complaints work out of their own home, are of immigrant background, and have small children with them in the house during the day,” the Justice Centre’s report said. Yaniv also apparently accused immigrants during the trial of discrimination for refusing service on religious grounds, writing earlier this year on Facebook that “we have a lot of immigrants here who gawk, judge and aren’t the cleanest of people, they’re also verbally and physically abusive, that’s one reason I joined a girl’s gym.”
Yaniv is being ordered to pay $2,000 to three of the accused women, one of whom was forced out of business due to the case.
Breaking: Jessica Yaniv, the trans activist who launched formal human rights complaints against salons for declining to wax her testicles and penis, has had her cases dismissed. She is ordered to pay back some of the businesses for misconduct. https://t.co/cQC0FydqIa
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) October 22, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Jessica Yaniv, from Vancouver, B.C., filed an official complaint with B.C. Human Rights Tribunal in 2018 but was only recently publicly named
- She alleged that more than a dozen salons in the area refused services like manicures, facials and waxing — Brazilian and otherwise — because she is trans
- She insists she was discriminated against and that salons did so in a bigoted way
- At least one salon owner named in the complaint said she’d be fine waxing a post-op trans woman but didn’t feel comfortable waxing male genitals
- Since Yaniv was named in the case she has been accused of inappropriate sexual communication with a minor by Jessica Rumpel, who says she was 14 at the time