Multiple media outlets have launched investigations into a string of alleged sexual assaults at popular massage chain, Massage Envy. These allegations span several years, revealing a shocking history of misconduct.
In December 2017, a Thornton mother shared her story of alleged misconduct involving her daughter with Denver 7, after she reported “Massage Envy staff and corporate did nothing to investigate or prevent it from happening again.”
The allegation is one of many. A November 2017 investigation by BuzzFeed News revealed, “More than 180 people across the United States have filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports and other sexual misconduct complaints against Massage Envy spas, their employees and the national company.”
Unfortunately, some state and local laws are set up to protect massage business owners rather than victims. Denver 7 reports, Aurora community leaders are now “taking action to protect victims of sexual assault at massage spas….The city’s new ordinance would make it mandatory for massage therapy business to report any alleged sexual assaults to police, while also cracking down on prostitution and human trafficking through required licensing.”
Victims of Massage Spa and Clinic Sexual Assault: Know Your Rights
Legal advocates for victims of sexual assault and property negligence at The Murray Law Firm are saddened by the media reports and support recent attempts by community leaders to hold business owners accountable. Our firm has represented victims of massage spas and clinics, and assaults and rapes at these establishments have become all too frequent. The recent investigative reports continue to raise grave questions about employee screenings and criminal background checks.
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