A newly-filed lawsuit alleges that massage therapist Zebulun James Garner inserted in his finger into a client’s vagina near the end of a massage appointment at the Massage Envy on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta in September 2016. This is just the latest of multiple allegations of sexual assault by massage therapists employed at Massage Envy franchises in the Atlanta area
“What are you doing! What is going on!”, the client exclaimed according to the lawsuit. Garner replied, “It was something about you,” according to the lawsuit. The client told the franchise manager what occurred. About a week later, the manager told the victim that the therapist had not denied the allegation and had been fired.
The lawsuit alleges that franchise owner Atlanta Health Solutions was aware of prior sexual assaults on customers at Massage Envy locations he owned, but he had failed to properly screen, hire train and supervise Garner. The woman is seeking damages from Atlanta Health Solutions, owner Patrick Greco and from franchisor Massage Envy Franchising.
Attorney Adam Horowitz has filed dozens of sexual misconduct claims against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched. He handles case across the country. A massage therapist is never permitted to have sexual contact with a client. If you have a been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage at Massage Envy or any spa, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (954) 641-2100 or send an email to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org