Posted in Personal Injury on April 09, 2024

Accusations of Sexual Assault at Massage Envy Locations

Massage Envy, a well-known chain of massage spas, has been the subject of numerous reports of sexual assault committed by massage therapists. If you or a loved one has experienced sexual assault at a Massage Envy location, you are not alone, and you have the right to seek justice. At Evans Moore, LLC, we understand the trauma and emotional distress that comes with being a victim of sexual assault, and we are here to support you through this difficult time.

The Prevalence of Sexual Assault at Massage Envy

Despite Massage Envy’s claims of providing a safe and relaxing environment for their clients, the company has faced over 180 reports of sexual assault at their locations across the United States. These assaults range from inappropriate touching to rape, committed by both male and female massage therapists. Shockingly, many of these therapists had prior complaints of misconduct, yet were allowed to continue working at Massage Envy.

The Impact on Victims

Sexual assault can have a profound and long-lasting impact on victims, both physically and emotionally. Victims may experience feelings of shame, guilt, and fear, as well as symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. They may also face difficulties in their personal and professional lives, as well as in their relationships with others.

It is important to remember that sexual assault is never the victim’s fault, regardless of the circumstances. If a therapist sexually assaulted you at a Massage Envy location, you have the right to seek justice and hold both the individual therapist and the company accountable for their actions.

Your Legal Rights and Options

As a victim of sexual assault at Massage Envy, you have several legal options available to you. You may file a criminal complaint against the individual therapist and a civil lawsuit against both the therapist and Massage Envy. In a civil lawsuit, you may be able to recover damages for your physical and emotional injuries, as well as any financial losses you have incurred as a result of the assault.

It is essential to act quickly if you are considering taking legal action, as there are time limits for filing both criminal charges and civil lawsuits. In most states, the statute of limitations for sexual assault crimes is between 3 and 10 years, while the statute of limitations for civil lawsuits is typically between 1 and 5 years.

Holding Massage Envy Accountable

In addition to seeking justice for individual victims, it is important to hold Massage Envy accountable for their role in enabling and failing to prevent sexual assaults at their locations. By taking legal action against the company, we can send a strong message that companies are responsible for protecting their clients from harm.

Through civil lawsuits and public pressure, we can force Massage Envy to make meaningful changes to their policies and procedures, such as implementing more thorough background checks for their therapists, providing better training on sexual misconduct, and taking swift and decisive action when victims report allegations of assault.

You Are Not Alone

If you have experienced sexual assault at a Massage Envy location, it is important to remember that you are not alone. There are resources available to help you cope with the trauma of sexual assault and support you through the legal process.

In addition to seeking legal representation, we encourage you to reach out to trusted friends and family members for emotional support. You may also wish to seek the help of a therapist or counselor who specializes in treating victims of sexual trauma.

Several national organizations provide resources and support for victims of sexual assault, such as the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). These organizations offer hotlines, online resources, and referrals to local support services.

Contact Evans Moore, LLC Today

At Evans Moore, LLC, we are here to support you every step of the way. We understand the courage it takes to come forward and speak out against sexual assault, and we are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you achieve justice.

If you or a loved one has experienced sexual assault at a Massage Envy location, we urge you to take action today. Contact Evans Moore, LLC at (843) 995-5000 for a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced sexual assault attorneys.

Together, we can hold Massage Envy accountable for their negligence and work towards creating a safer environment for all clients of massage spas and other personal care services. You have the right to feel safe and secure when seeking massage services, and we are here to help you assert that right.