Is AIME Scrubbing Channels Of Critical Comments?

After Anthony Casa announced he was taking a leave of absence from the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts, the organization removed his bio from its website while also apparently scrubbing comments on its social media channels.

Casa was the chairman and founder of AIME. He took a leave of absence last week after days of stories about lewd video text messages he sent to a Quicken Loans Vice President about the executive’s wife.

In the days after the news broke, AIME started losing major sponsors – including two of three platinum level sponsors for 2020.

Still, Casa did not resign and instead took a leave of absence, suggesting that he may return at some point in the future.

Casa apparently isn’t the only thing AIME is scrubbing from its digital channels. On the Facebook post (see below) announcing that Casa was taking a leave of absence, only two of 14 comments are publicly available – both praising AIME’s leadership. The other 12? The public can’t see what sort of feedback AIME received.

On another AIME post about the controversy, it appears the organization deleted 17 of 37 comments – including two responses to a commenter asking to see what exactly Casa had said.

(If you would like to see exactly what Casa said, click here.)

Meanwhile, on Instagram, an AIME supporter criticized Theresa Niemiec (the wife of Quicken VP Austin Niemiec) for not accepting Casa’s initial apology – which was not directed at her and was only made after he ignored an attorney’s letter demanding a retraction, forcing her to file a lawsuit for his crude and inaccurate insults.

“If Theresa Niemiec had accepted that apology, I would have viewed her organization differently, with deeper respect and integrity. She didn’t. She continued the fight and instead of showing virtue, Anthony was forced into the corner. Luckily for us, he’s no stranger to accountability and responsibility. I’d much rather have a leader of his caliber and transparency than not,” San Diego broker Eric Atilano wrote.

This comment, unlike those on Facebook, was allowed to stay on AIME’s social channel.