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Montoya, Lucero & Pastor, P.A. Representing Victim of Sexual Assault at Massage Envy

Massage Envy is the subject of yet another sexual assault case — Montoya, Lucero & Pastor, P.A. is representing the victim, who described being assaulted by an employee of the franchise’s Avondale, Arizona location.

The victim reported to the police and spa employees that during a massage appointment, the male defendant touched her inappropriately.

This incident is one in hundreds of sexual assault claims that have been brought against Massage Envy and its employees.

Massage Envy’s History of Assault

Massage Envy provides massage therapy and skin care services to customers in their 1176 locations around the country. Numerous employees of the franchise have been accused of sexually assaulting customers since the company was founded in 2002, and there is evidence that Massage Envy actively works to stifle sexual assault claims and avoid liability.

BuzzFeed news pieces that detailed the sexual assault accounts of over 200 Massage Envy customers brought national attention to the company’s record of misconduct. In response to many of these cases, Massage Envy attempted to reach agreements that would discreetly settle investigations.

In addition to suppression in the form of settlements, Massage Envy’s policies aim to limit their clients’ ability to pursue legal action against the corporation. Many victims stated that management failed to act in response to their reports of sexual assault, and, according to Massage Envy policy, employees are not required to report assaults to the Massage Therapy Board. Furthermore, Massage Envy’s customer agreement specifically waives clients’ rights to pursue claims against the company.

Massage Envy must be held accountable for its carelessness — not just in the Avondale case, but for the distress their negligent policies have caused hundreds of victims.

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