As the #MeToo movement continues to grow across the country uncovering the famous (and many that aren't) for sexual misdeeds, a Westchester voice-over coach known nationally has been accused by at least 16 women of sexual misconduct, according to multiple sources.
Peter Rofé, who owns and runs PDR Voice-Over Coaching in Irvington has become the latest target online, and by law enforcement (although NYPD said no cases are current) for being sexually inappropriate with many of his clients, according to CNN.com.
Rofé is known for his voice work in hundreds of commercials, video games, audiobooks, and narrations.
There is now a private Facebook group -- The No Fun Club -- dedicated to accusations of sexual misconduct by clients who say he not only sexually harassed the women but that he is the reason many left the voice-over business.
Most of the stories are eerily the same: Rofé told them that "sex sells" and then encouraged them to read provocative scripts during coaching, the CNN report said. He then encouraged them to take off their tops and bras to "get in the mood," and many times he would then pull out his penis and either masturbate or grind himself against the women, reported the women to CNN.com.
One woman on Facebook said he came highly recommended and that she hesitated to complain about the abuse because she was afraid of being black-listed in the business.
The women said they have several goals in mind, exposing his misconduct, supporting each other, and finding allegations that could lead to prosecution, said CNN.com.
Rofé has been on police radar in the past, a law enforcement source told CNN. The source said he was arrested for exposing himself during a recording session in 2004. The case was dismissed and the record was sealed, reported CNN.com.
One woman in the CNN story posted on Yelp: "#MeToo Peter Rofe! Young women be warned. This man gets naked in hopes you will too. Do not work with him! Unless you want to get sexually assaulted and pay him for it. I never said anything about it years ago. I feel it is important now."
Rofé has denied the allegations.
The women are encouraging others to find them on Facebook through the #MeToo movement and the words "voice over."
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