Fact Or Faux : Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah Resigns
Claims that Wayfair's CEO, Niraj Shah has stepped down amidst unfounded claims of child trafficking associated with the company's exorbitantly high prices for furniture which are coincidentally named after people are circulating online.
Although the origin of this particular claim cannot be ascertained, it can be traced to the speculations on social media about the company's involvement with Ghislaine Maxwell who was arrested earlier in the month for involvement in Jeffrey Epstein's case.
Another company which is involved in these conspiracy theories is Amazon, one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world. The evidence seems to be the high price tags attached to some products on both of the companies' websites.
Another speculation social media users are using to support the claim of child trafficking associated with Wayfair is that the Shah Family Foundation is partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of America which has been rumoured to be involved in child trafficking and sexual abuse. These speculations are not true.
According to an email sent by a Wayfair's spokesperson to Reuters, Shah did not step down from his role and the rumours are false.