Casa took to Facebook on Sunday to apologize for his alleged remarks. In an eight-minute video, he said that he made a "big mistake" and "an error in judgment" and that he let his anger get the best of him following a heated discussion with Mr. Niemiec.
According to Casa, Mr. Niemiec had sent him a video of him and his wife celebrating a record month or quarter at Quicken Loans, and he felt that "they were trying to egg me on."
"Unfortunately I let the emotions of the situation get the better of me. I responded with a video message and I said some really inappropriate lewd comments about that person's wife. It's things that I should have never had said, things that I don't believe and things that are inappropriate and hurtful," Casa said. "I am beyond sorry to everyone for making those comments. In the moment, I just lost all sense of reality."
In his video, Casa also asked for the support of the broker community, saying he is aware of the lawsuit filed against him in Michigan and that people will be talking about him -- but that he doesn't want his mistake to derail what he described as a strong broker movement.
"I'm going to be embarrassed about this for the rest of my life. As the father of two daughters, I have to live with this," Casa said, noting he also works with many women in the broker community. "This is just not who I am ... I am sorry that these words came out of my mouth ... I need to make sure that moving forward this never happens again ... I'm going to own this."
Casa's post has triggered an outpouring of support from many. Since Sunday, more than 80 people have posted positive comments on his Facebook page, with many applauding him for owning up to his mistake and telling him nobody is perfect.
"We've all done and said things we aren't proud of. Who cares. Life goes on and we have your back Anthony," read one post.
"Thank you for your honesty," another Facebook user posted. "Character shows up when nobody is looking and you taking the steps to clean up a mess on your own accord shows you're a man of character and integrity."
One friend compared him to a popular cartoon character.
"Everyone makes mistakes. It takes a real Man to recognize, apologize and make it right. You're a good man Charlie Brown. Stay strong."
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