Last year, dozens of women filed suit against the massage company, Massage Envy after therapists sexually abused them. However, nothing has changed. Eleven women filed a new suit against the billion-dollar company. The women say their Massage Envy sexual abuse occurred during massage treatments from five different Florida locations.
About Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is devastating. This is especially true when abusers take the form of a trusted person like a mentor, teacher, or caregiver. It can take a lifetime to mend the emotional and mental pain after sexual abuse. This is why The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse receive civil justice. Someone in a position of authority should have protected you, and we will hold he or she accountable.
Massage Envy Sexual Abuse
Massage Envy is an Arizona-based company with 1,200 franchises across the country. Last November, Buzzfeed revealed that massage therapists assaulted nearly 200 customers. Now, more women in Palm Beach County have filed suit against the company. One woman reports that during her third visit to Massage Envy the therapist inappropriately touched her without consent. When she reported the incident, the company took no action against the therapist. In fact, the company actively tried to conceal her complaint. In fact, the company tried to convince the woman to not report to law enforcement or even state massage therapy boards.
This isn’t confined to a specific area. Five plaintiffs in California filed suit against the company Massage Envy for negligence, sexual battery, gender violence, false imprisonment, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress after Massage Envy sexual abuse sustained at franchises. The 200 complaints Buzzfeed discovered are by women from around the country. The common denominator in all the cases was Massage Envy ignoring or mishandling their complaints.
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Survivors of sexual abuse can file civil suits against perpetrators and other responsible parties, regardless of the outcome or existence of a criminal prosecution. Civil lawsuits can help a survivor seek monetary damages. This compensation can never change the abuse suffered but can help rebuild a life. Plus, a civil suit can deter future abuse. This is why it is important if you or a loved one was the victim of sexual abuse to contact The Michael Brady Lynch Firm. We will provide a free consultation and instruct of any avenues available to you for civil litigation. It doesn’t matter if the abuse happened years ago, you may still be able to get justice.