Zillow Real Estate has said it is terminating the employment of a real estate agent who was hit by a truck after failing to pay rent and other costs for a property he was not the owner of.
Zillow’s chief legal officer, John Littler, said the firm would terminate the agent’s employment on Tuesday.
“We are terminating our relationship with Zillows,” Mr Littlers said.
“He has been a valued member of our team for more than seven years, and he has a sterling reputation and we are extremely disappointed by his conduct.
Our team has done an outstanding job of managing and delivering Zillowing properties across the globe and we would like to thank him for his many years of service.
It is also important to note that ZillOW will not be responsible for the costs incurred by this employee.”
The real estate company said it had taken immediate action to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Lipps claims.
The company has not yet commented on the allegations.
Mr Littiers claim comes a week after Zillowers chief executive, Kevin Warshaw, apologised to a tenant in a Manhattan apartment complex after he was caught on video arguing with a woman who had rented an apartment from the company.
The tenant, named as Rachel, claimed the company did not give her a lease and instead used her name as a marketing tool, although Mr Warshaws statement denied any wrongdoing.
Zillows has been the subject of a series of complaints over its management practices, and a recent audit found it owed more than $US3 million in rent and fines.