“You should not rent to Mexicans or Hispanics since this would lower our property values!”, “Hispanic people are liars!”
These are some of the wordings Marylin and Kazuo Tsuchiya told their neighbors who was trying to rent his house to prospective tenants.
Audio Recordings from the Court Hearing
Here are the recordings from the court hearing where they admitted they made racist remarks: Download the file
Marilyn’s email pushing her neighbor not to rent to “Mexicans”
In early February of 2019 when Marylin and Kazuo Tsuchiya noticed that new tenants of Hispanic or Mexican background are moving to their neighborhood they could not stand it and decided to use any type of tactics and intimidation to push their neighbor not to rent to them. The fact was that out of three tenants none were Mexican or Hispanic race, they were White American, Japanese, and Hawaiian native! However Marylin & Kazuo Tsuchiya thought they were Hispanics just because one of them had a small trailer behind his truck! For that reason they decided that none of them should be their neighbors.
They told their neighbors that the prospective tenants have a landscaping business and everyday the area is going to be crowed with Mexicans coming from Home Depot to work with them! The fact is that the new prospective tenants were all into mortgage and real estate businesses but Marylin & Kazuo Tsuchiya told their neighbor that they were lying that they are into real state business! They told their neighbors that renting to Mexicans or Hispanic people would lower our property values and therefore we should not rent to them! Ironically Marilyn herself has a gardening and landscaping business herself and her husband’s business is gardening tour! After they failed to push their neighbor not to rent to the three respected professionals whom were not even Hispanic decent, they started a series of intimidation and harassment against the new tenants and this led them to appear in court. They also contacted the city telling them that the neighbor does not have a required permit for ADU, shed, and stairs that have been there for 10 years and it has never been an issue for Tsuchiya family! Furthermore, they are against any children to play in the neighborhood and in the past they had harassed the neighbors whose children were playing or riding bikes in the cul-de-sac. Marilyn had told neighbors that they should have a quiet neighborhood and not having kids in the cul-de-sac, at the court the judge rebuked them that if they want to have a quite neighborhood they should move to the woods! They regularly call the police for every little thing from kids playing to people washing their cars.
Marilyn writing to her neighbor that “the Hispanics” are not good neighbors!
Another case of tenant harassment by Marilyn
Name: Marilyn Tsuchiya
Name: Kazuo Tsuchiya
Their Business: Japan Specialized Group Tours
LET’S SPEAK OUT AGAINST RACISM AND BIGOTRY!