Ludlow Woman Alleges Chicopee Salon Fired Her After Reporting Rape That Occurred At Salon, Starts $5,000 GoFundMe, Many Questions Unanswered 


If you’re going to start a fundraiser it is incumbent upon you to make sure that everything is documented so that people know they are donating to a legitimate cause. Too often this doesn’t happen on GoFundMe. Take for example this $5,000 fundraiser that a Ludlow woman named Cynthia Tovet started recently, because she claims reporting her sexual assault got her fired from her job as a hairdresser in Chicopee.


  • She worked at a salon in Chicopee
  • In between clients she went to Cumby’s, saw a tall guy there who acted polite to her at first but then started being creepy by staring at her and eventually asking her out, at which time he was rejected because she’s married.
  • She told him her name and where she works, but says she did so because she’s “stupid.”
  • She went back to the salon, finished with a client, and then the creepy tall man showed up, tried to hug and kiss her, forced her into a salon chair, wouldn’t let her stand up, began to remove his pants while she’s kicking and screaming “NO,” she grabbed scissors presumably to stab him, and then he suddenly stopped raping her and said, “Don’t worry baby, next time will be so much more fun, our future is going to be great”
  • She was emotionally damaged but continued her shift, went home, told her hubby what happened, and they filed a police report
  • When she told her boss about this her boss didn’t believe her because the boss said it’s not possible while also stating that she is going to fire her because the rapist might come back if she stayed and that would presumably be bad for business
  • The boss, who she also claims suggested the rape story wasn’t possible, then victim blamed by her telling her that she must known him and likely “asked for this in some way”
  • Now she’s jobless and needs $5,000

I highly doubt any of this happened for several reasons.

  1. Her boss would have to be the most sinister villain of all time if she truly believed this woman had a rapist stalking her and fired her because it would be bad for business if the rapist showed up.
  2. Cumberland Farms is crawling with cameras, and the police likely would be able to identify the rapist within minutes, if she really filed a report with the Chicopee Police
  3. The salon itself isn’t named. It’s the duty of anyone with a GoFundMe to present all relevant information so that people can verify your story before donating. Why wouldn’t she name the place that allegedly was so cruel and uncaring to her? Unless of course she was worried that this would give the salon a chance to deny her claim.
  4. Odds are the salon probably has cameras too, which would mean the entire thing was caught on tape and the owner would never have been able to initially deny her story, and would’ve handed over the tapes to the police.
  5. Our sources tell us the salon is Surface in Chicopee. If they’d like to clear this up I think that would be great, because this woman is capitalizing off of the idea that their salon blames rape victims who get raped in their salon, and then fires them.
  6. Our sources also tell us that she was either fired from or was laid off at To Dye For in Easthampton, possibly for theft, and does stuff like this frequently.

This is what we call the Kavanaugh-Industrial Complex. She’s playing the “believe women” card heavy, even though this story isn’t even remotely believable, and now she’s profiting off of it. We tried reaching out to her early in the week to comment before publishing this story, but she has ignored our efforts.

For the record, the behavior she describes immediately after the sexual assault are consistent with other rape survivors. But the fact of the matter is that if it really did happen then the man likely would be identified by now, and this would be in the news.

The bottom line is, if you have a GoFundMe then it’s up to you to make sure everything can be documented. Show us the police report and give us the name of the woman who allegedly fired you after being raped so we can speak with her too. Until then this is the shadiest story ever and it’s up to you to prove that it’s legit.


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  1. I used to work with her and she is the most unprofessional hair stylist I’ve ever seen. She would put bleach and color on clients and then leave to run “errands” which is a big no-no in salons. She would come 10-15 minutes late for clients or not come at all. She never paid her rent, and before she left our salon she stole a bunch of our stuff. Chances are she was fired for not paying rent, leaving a client unattended, stealing from the register, or not showing up for clients. I’m so glad you guys wrote this, she deserves to be black balled from ALL salons. I can 100% assure you based on her track record, this NEVER happened. She also has an Instagram with a video on her explaining the incident.

    1. Interesting that you know exactly what happened. Were you there? No you weren’t and it did happen I have reported to the police and it is an ongoing investigation. I pray that nothing like this ever happens to you or your family members can you imagine your daughter coming home and telling you that she was sexually assaulted? Especially if she had to tell you because clearly you have zero compassion. And if this is who I think it is your salon is a joke it’s not busy at all I made no money there and you are a heartless bitch

    2. So this is Cynthia’s husband! Unfortunately I can assure you that the incident that Cindy is reporting is absolutely true! We are currently working with the Chicopee Police Department detective Bureau! I’m just going to go and put it out there that I believe that this disgusting attempt to ruin our lives! Is coming from the current owner of place of employment, or a very close employee! I believe this to be so because of the content of the information! What this person or people are doing is disgusting! And dangerous! We will be looking to take legal action! As far as my reputation I’ve been in the security industry for 32 years! I have a security Public Safety license in the state of Massachusetts. I also hold electrical licenses in the state of Massachusetts and Connecticut! I highly encourage everybody to steer clear of this salon! What this really comes down to is Cynthia is a really good stylist! And these so-called owners and hairdressers not so much! They are jealous disgusting animals! Just read the disturbing comments! And that should give you some insight and how Disturbed this person or people are!

    3. The person writing this above comments is it disgusting animal! I can assure you unfortunately the incident did take place! And has been reported and we are currently working with the Chicopee Police Department detective Bureau! It was sexual assault not rape never reported as rape but still sexual assault is bad enough! The only person lying here sounds like the salon owner herself! In fact we had to pull Cindy inventory out of the salon because all her stuff was getting stolen! Oh by the way there are cameras in that salon you won’t find Cindy stealing anything! We had $1,200 worth of product that we were assured would be protected! There was a designated area they had cameras watching! When she reported her product missing to the salon owner she did nothing. The salon would run out of product! And it was free for all on our product!

  2. She worked at another Easthampton salon and was fired for stealing before she worked at To Dye For. She is a con artist and so is her husband. He used to work at a home security system company in the area. I can only imagine how that ended… it looks like she has now resorted to going to people’s homes to do hair. All I can say is: buyer beware!

    1. Just desserts huh? I hope this happens to you and someone tells you you deserved it. You are a cruel and heartless bitch

    2. I am pretty positive I know who is writing about comment! You really need to get over yourself you are truly a disgusting vile poor excuse for a human being! You really need to get help! You Disturbed soul!

      1. I know who you are because you can’t spell “liars.” Ironically, I don’t think you know who I am. I was not a party in any of this, but I watched it all… I suppose it is sad when you have so many people who have been damaged by your behavior that you really can’t determine who is saying what. Sure, you can figure out where we crossed paths but that really doesn’t narrow it down does it?

  3. Ms. Tovet is a bad seed. I witnessed her in action. She was trusted by the salon owner, and stole salon money behind her back. When caught, there was no remorse! Instead, she was hell bent on trying to destroy that woman’s business with her vicious lies. This is well deserved! Enjoy your fame Cynthia Tovet, you drama queen attention whore!!!

    1. I hope this happens to you I hope you are raped and someone makes up a disgusting article and tht people comment telling you to go kill your self. You are the worst person in the whole world

    2. You are the true meaning of vicious lies! You in fact witness nothing! She was a heart and soul of that salon! And when she left the salon Tanked! This owner also accused other previous employees that left to start their own Salon of the same things! The salon owner is a control freak and has major psychological problems! Fire be very aware of crazy salon owners

  4. Very sad to see someone who was once pretty is now clearly abusing some substance that has her emaciated and looking desperately ill. The con you guys have been running is about to end in Western MA; wonder where you’ll surface next. I suspect the “security consultant” angle is just another way to gain access to stuff that doesn’t belong to you either. The two of you need to find a new victim pool; wonder where you’ll move to next?

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