Massage Envy therapists accused of 180 sexual assaults in online report

Massage Envy therapists accused of 180 sexual assaults in online report

A recently published report by BuzzFeed highlights hundreds of allegations of sexual assault against a nationwide massage spa franchise Massage Envy, which boasts almost 1,200 locations across the state and a reported 1.65 million monthly members.

"Go to your vehicle", she said.

Danielle Kendall said she was assaulted by her massage therapist in February 2016 at Adoro Day Spa in Smyrna. The woman reported him and he was sacked.

Though she'd been to that Massage Envy before, she said she was not previously treated by the therapist who assaulted her.

An online search of Tarrant and Dallas County court records and federal court records in Texas showed no lawsuits against Massage Envy over sexual assault allegations.

In a statement, officials with Massage Envy say the allegations are heartbreaking, and they will continue helping franchises create a safe environment for customers.

Wilson stated that he stopped working for Massage Envy on August 29th, 2009.

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These policies include the requirement that all therapists employed by Massage Envy franchisees be licensed or certified by the state in which they work. Police came very shortly, she told reporters.

Before Ingram's phone call, Massage Envy received two similar accusations against Deiter and did nothing about them. Why? "It's centered around defusing the situation so the client doesn't call the police". One California woman also said she was sexually assaulted during a prenatal massage. "We are all realizing this affects more people we originally recognized", Meshell said.

Deiter was later sentenced to up to 13 years for assaulting Ingram and eight other women.

Ingram told CBS News that she felt the response sounded nearly "scripted" in its impersonal nature.

After five years, Kandice Martellaro says she can't shake the anger over what happened to her at Massage Envy and how it was handled. Adam Horowitz, a lawyer who has filed several lawsuits against Massage Envy, stressed that the massage business had its own built-in risks. The article references 180 reported incidents.

"We are constantly listening, learning and looking at how we can do more, including how we support franchised locations with best practices in handling these incidents and supporting their clients".

According to the report, the spa had decided that the women's allegations "weren't credible" because they were made over the phone - all three women declined to return to the scene of the alleged crimes to "discuss the events in person".

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