Massage Envy facing scores of assault allegations

Massage Envy facing scores of assault allegations

Buzzfeed News has now published a bombshell investigative report that gathers allegations from over 180 women against male massage therapists at Massage Envy, which operates 1,200 franchise spa locations worldwide. "I was following the policy of Massage Envy and therefore I thought it was appropriate", the owner said according to BuzzFeed.

"I was panicked, I was fearful", said Tara Woodley, describing her initial reaction to an alleged incident in September at a Massage Envy location in Washington, D.C., in which she said a massage therapist put his tongue on her genitals.

BuzzFeed states lawyers for the victims report there have been numerous settled claims outside the courts with no paper trail.

"No one ever reached out to me, to ask how I was doing or to see if they could support me after their employees was convicted, so it was was no longer just an alleged assault", Dick said during the "Today" segment.

Our understanding of Florida Law is that licensed health care practitioners (ie, therapists) must report allegations of sexual misconduct to the Department of Health.

She said she agreed to share her story in hopes of empowering other women to immediately report any incident of sexual assault or unwanted touching. The manager refused to end the current spa session and instead she "invited me in to talk about my services", Ingram claimed.

"It's never been my experience." customer Andrea Loewen said. "Sit in your auto".

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Eventually, Ingram did call the police.

Susan Ingram says she was at a Pennsylvania location when the massage therapist began rubbing his groin against her.
"He lifted up my body, groped both my breasts roughly and aggressively", she said. "Unfortunately, the temptation of having little or no clothes on in a dark room, for a man that is of questionable character, that might be too much of a temptation for him".

This is not a criminal charge, but Wilson's license has been revoked.

Massage Envy said the cases span more than 15 years.

None of the reported allegations involve any Massage Envy stores in North Texas.

In order to prevent sexual assault allegations, Massage Envy also requires franchises to buy insurance that protects them and the national company against at least three claims by clients per year. "But, we believe that even ONE incident is too many, so we are constantly listening, learning, and evaluating how we can continue to strengthen our policies with respect to handling of these issues".




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