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Lawsuit Filed Against Massage Envy in Hollywood

Horowitz Law has filed a lawsuit in Broward County Circuit Court against the Hollywood, Florida franchise of Massage Envy arising from an alleged incident of sexual misconduct by massage therapist Yahil Suarez Oliva at Massage Envy on November 24, 2020. This Massage Envy franchise is located at 5081 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33021 in the Sheridan Plaza.

According to the client, Suarez Oliva provided a 60-minute massage to a 46-year-old female client. The client undressed and laid face down on the table with a sheet covering her buttocks. When Suarez Oliva entered the room, he uncovered one side of her buttocks.

During the massage,  he allegedly touched and grazed the client’s breast multiple times.  At one point, he directed his client to flip over on her back and lay face up.  According to the Emergency Order, the victim complained of sharp shooting pain in her groin area. Oliva began massaging the area with one hand, and with the other hand, he penetrated the client’s vagina using one or more fingers. He then reportedly walked by her side and rubbed his erect penis on the client’s arm and shoulder area. As he continued to massage her, the alleged victim told him “don’t touch me,” then got up and got dressed. The Order states that the client suffered from panic attacks for months thereafter.

The Florida Department of Health previously issued an Emergency Order on March 31, 2021, restricting the massage therapy license of Yahil Suarez Oliva.  The Emergency Order was issued in response to this same woman’s sexual misconduct claim. Suarez Oliva has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since November 2018. 

All massage therapists in Florida are licensed by the Florida Department of Health.  Other states have similar licensing boards.  If your massage therapist makes any sexual contact with you, it is a violation of professional ethics and may be a crime.  In addition to reporting misconduct to law enforcement, if this incident occurs in Florida you can also lodge a complaint with the Department of Health at this website: https://www.flhealthcomplaint.gov

If you have been a victim of sexual assault during a massage at any Massage Envy location, 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 adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com

 

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MASSAGE ENVY IN AVENTURA TARGETED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWSUIT

Horowitz Law has filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court against the the Massage Envy franchise in Aventura, Florida arising from an alleged incident of sexual misconduct by massage therapist Melvyn King during an appointment at Massage Envy on July 17, 2019.  This Massage Envy franchise is located at  20633 Biscayne Blvd. in Aventura, Florida.

According to the lawsuit, during the massage appointment, Melyn King leaned over his female client and rubbed his crotch onto her upper and lower arm, pressing his erect penis against her. The client reportedly tried to move her arm out of the way to avoid this contact, which was unexpected, shocking and uncomfortable.  The lawsuit says that King continued to lean over and rub his lower torso and groin area against the client’s arm and she could feel something hard against her arm.  King allegedly started breathing heavy near her, which made her extremely uncomfortable and desperate to end the massage.  At that time, the client told told King that she had to use the restroom so he would leave and allow her to get dressed.

All massage therapist in Florida are licensed by the Florida Department of Health.  Other states have similar licensing boards.  If your massage therapist makes any sexual contact with you, it is a violation of professional ethics and may be a crime.  In addition to reporting misconduct to law enforcement, if this incident occurs in Florida you can also lodge a complaint with the Department of Health at this website: https://www.flhealthcomplaint.gov

Our law firm represents Massage Envy clients who have been subjected to sexual misconduct during a massage. If you have a been a victim of sexual assault during a massage at any Massage Envy location, 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 adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com

 

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Yahil Suarez Oliva of Massage Envy in Hollywood Disciplined for Sexual Misconduct

On March 31, 2021, the Florida Department of Health issued an Emergency Order restricting the massage therapy license of Yahil Suarez Oliva on account of alleged sexual misconduct at Massage Envy in the Sheridan Plaza franchise in Hollywood, Florida.  The Order prohibits Yahil Suarez Oliva from practicing massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida.  The Emergency Order was entered in response to a sexual misconduct complaint by a female client. Oliva has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since November 2018. 

On November 24, 2020, Oliva was employed at a Massage Envy located at 5081 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33021 (Sheridan Plaza). On that day, Suarez Oliva provided a 60-minute massage to a 46-year-old female client. The client undressed and laid face down on the table with a sheet covering her buttocks. When Oliva entered the room, he uncovered one side of her buttocks.

During the massage, Suarez Oliva allegedly touched and grazed the client’s breast multiple times.  At one point, he directed his client to flip over on her back and lay face up.  According to the Emergency Order, the victim complained of sharp shooting pain in her groin area. Oliva began massaging the area with one hand, and with the other hand, he penetrated the client’s vagina using one or more fingers. He then reportedly walked by her side and rubbed his erect penis on the client’s arm and shoulder area. As he continued to massage her, the victim told him “don’t touch me,” then got up and got dressed. The Order states that the client suffered from panic attacks for months thereafter.

When clients schedule a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life. They trust that the massage therapists employed at the spa are carefully vetted and safe to engage with the public. It is unacceptable, immoral, and unlawful for any employee to touch a client in a sexual manner.  Clients of massage therapists are placed in isolated, vulnerable settings where they can be subject to abuse by their massage therapists. Due to the potential for abuse that is inherent under those circumstances, massage therapists must possess good judgment and good moral character in order to safely practice massage therapy.

Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual assault lawsuits against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at Massage Envy franchises and other spas and resorts. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz for massage clients at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com for a free consultation.

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Danis Diaz Delgado – Massage Envy Hollywood Employee Disciplined for Sexual Misconduct

On March 22, 2021, the Florida Department of Health issued an Emergency Order restricting the massage therapy license of Danis Diaz Delgado, a massage therapist from Miami, on account of alleged sexual misconduct at Massage Envy in the east Hollywood franchise.  The Order prohibits Danis Diaz Delgado from practicing massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida.  The Emergency Order was entered in response to a sexual misconduct complaint by a female client. Delgado has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since June 2020. 

On January 22, 2021, Delgado was employed at a Massage Envy located at 1640 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL 33020 (West Lake Commons). On that day, Delgado provided a 60-minute massage to a 28-year-old female client. During the massage, Delgado was massaging the client’s upper inner thigh and reportedly moved his hand to her vaginal area and then rubbed her vagina over her underwear.  Delgado then moved her underwear to the side and continued to rub her vagina according to the Department of Health. Delgado tried to remove the client’s underwear at which time she told him not to do so. The Order then says he replied, “it is just a massage.” Delgado continued to massage client’s thigh and twirled her pubic hair.    The client reported the alleged assault to the Hollywood Police Department on the date it occurred.

When clients schedule a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life. They trust that the massage therapists employed at the spa are carefully vetted and safe to engage with the public. It is unacceptable, immoral and unlawful for any employee to touch a client in a sexual manner.  Clients of massage therapists are placed in isolated, vulnerable settings where they can be subject to abuse by their massage therapists. Due to the potential for abuse that is inherent under those circumstances, massage therapists must possess good judgment and good moral character in order to safely practice massage therapy.

Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual assault lawsuits against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at Massage Envy franchises and other spas and resorts. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz for massage clients at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com for a free consultation.

The Steps to Take After Being Sexually Assaulted by a Massage Therapist

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Attorney Adam Horowitz is among the most experienced attorneys in the country in representing survivors of sexual assault by massage therapists (otherwise known as masseurs or masseuses).  Our law firm has represented dozens of people sexually assaulted by massage therapists and obtained justice in countless cases against large national chain spas, luxury hotels, and local spas.  An explosive Buzzfeed News investigation in which Adam Horowitz was quoted blew the cover off the massage industry and exposed the fact that over 180 people had reported sexual misconduct at Massage Envy franchises nationwide.  Since that time, the number of abuse claimants has continued to soar.

We have handled sexual misconduct cases involving incidents at Massage Envy, Hand & Stone, Massage Green, Massage LuXe, Elements Massage, Massage Heights, and many other locations.  In some cases. we have represented multiple victims of a single massage therapist.  It is often the case that after one client comes forward with an account of assault and then additional victims of the same perpetrator gain the courage and strength to come forward as well.  There is strength in numbers and having the courage to expose your perpetrator may provide support to other victims in telling their story.

All sexual contact by massage therapists during a professional setting is prohibited.  For  instance, Section 480.0485, Florida Statutes, provides as follows:

Sexual misconduct in the practice of massage therapy. — The massage therapist-patient relationship is founded on mutual trust. Sexual misconduct in the practice of massage therapy means violation of the massage therapist-patient relationship through which the massage therapist uses that relationship to induce or attempt to induce the patient to engage, or to engage or attempt to engage the patient, in sexual activity outside the scope of practice or the scope of generally accepted examination or treatment of the patient. Sexual misconduct in the practice of massage therapy is prohibited.

In most jurisdictions, sexual contact by a massage therapist is a crime and can result in the massage therapist losing his professional license.  In addition to contacting a civil attorney to find out your rights in a lawsuit, there are others to whom you should also report a sexual assault by a massage therapist:

  1. Notify the police department or other law enforcement agency in the city where the massage occurred.  It is important that you report the assault in full detail to criminal authorities so that the massage therapist can be exposed and held criminally responsible where appropriate.  In criminal cases, there is a high burden of proof. Not every perpetrator will be criminally charged, but it is important to get the report on record. It could cost the therapist his job or prevent him from committing abuse in the future.
  2. Notify the Department of Health or other licensing agency in the state where the massage therapist is licensed. You should submit a report in writing detailing all inappropriate contact initiated by the massage therapist.  Remember — it is not your fault that the massage therapist touched you in a sexual manner and it is not your fault if you did not immediately stop the perpetrator.  It is also not your fault if you did not immediately report the incident while you were still figuring out how to process these events.  When you go into a massage, you are expecting a relaxing experience from a trained professional.  You are not expecting the massage therapist to initiate sexual contact.  In most jurisdictions, the Department of Health or Board of Massage Therapy will commence an investigation of the massage therapist upon receiving a sexual assault allegation.  The Department is authorized to impose a variety of remedies, ranging from removing a message therapist’s licenses to suspension to public reprimand.  Sanctions against a massage therapist may become a public record and you can protect other clients from being exposed to a potential sexual assault by reporting an assault to the Department of Health.
  3. Contact a therapist.  After a traumatic event such as being sexually assaulted during a massage, it is typical to have feelings of anxiety, stress, intrusive thoughts, depression, restlessness or fear, making it difficult to adjust or cope for some time afterwards. In particular, survivors of sexual trauma may experience severe feelings of anxiety, stress, or fear, known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). While it is natural to have some of these symptoms after a traumatic event, if they last more than a few weeks and become an ongoing problem, it might be PTSD. As important as it is to notify an attorney and civil authorities about a sexual trauma, there is no substitute for also receiving therapy from a trained professional.

If you have a been sexually assaulted in a spa or during a massage, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (954) 641-2100 or send an email to attorney Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com

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Victorio Donato, Massage Envy Employee From Miami, Disciplined for Sexual Misconduct

On February 17, 2021, the Florida Department of Health issued an Emergency Order restricting the massage therapy license of Victorio Donato, a massage therapist from Miami, on account of alleged sexual misconduct at Massage Envy in the West Kendall franchise.  The Order prohibits Victorio Donato from practicing massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida.  The Emergency Order was entered in response to a sexual misconduct complaint by a female client. 

Victorio R. Donato, has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since July 2018.  He also markets himself as “Dr. Spa” and appears to have been working at Bellisima Magic Touch Spa (14261 SW 120th St #114, Miami, FL 33186 and 815 NW 57th Ave #207 Miami, FL 33126) since his departure from Massage Envy.

On November 22, 2020, Victorio Donato was employed at a Massage Envy location in Miami (13660 SW 88th Street Miami, FL 33186  in Carter Square). On that day, Donato provided a massage on a female client. During the massage, Donato used a percussion vibrator to massage the victim’s back and legs. While the client was lying face down, Mr. Donato allegedly removed the draping that covered her buttocks and let if fall to the floor, leaving her exposed. Donato reportedly separated the woman’s legs, massaged her inner thighs and inserted one or more his fingers into the client’s vagina and/or anus. According to the Order, Donato then flipped her on to her back and placed his mouth on the client’s vagina while inserting his fingers in her vagina. He then removed his finger and placed it in the client’s mouth. The Order then says Donato covered the client’s mouth while fondling her breasts and genitals. Donato allegedly placed his erect penis in the client’s hand. The client began to cry.

After leaving the spa, the client reportedly went to her car and cried. She noticed that there was a Miami Police Department (MPD) Officer in the parking lot and she reported Donato’s alleged misconduct.

When clients schedule a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life. They trust that the massage therapists employed at the spa are carefully vetted and safe to engage with the public. It is unacceptable, immoral and unlawful for any employee to touch a client in a sexual manner.  Clients of massage therapists are placed in isolated, vulnerable settings where they can be subject to abuse by their massage therapists. Due to the potential for abuse that is inherent under those circumstances, massage therapists must possess good judgment and good moral character in order to safely practice massage therapy.

Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual assault lawsuits against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at Massage Envy franchises and other spas and resorts. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz for massage clients at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com for a free consultation.

Destin Massage Therapist Disciplined for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

DESTIN MASSAGE THERAPIST FACES MULTIPLE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINTS

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On December 17, 2020, the Florida Department of Health ordered the emergency restriction of the license of massage therapist, Alan Joseph McCullough, prohibiting his practice of massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida. The Emergency Order was entered in response to multiple sexual misconduct complaints by female clients that allegedly occurred at two different massage spas in 2019 and 2020. McCullough has been a licensed massage therapist since 2019. 

According to the Order, the first incident that was the subject of the discipline occurred on November 24, 2019, at Massage Envy (34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Suite 132, Destin, Florida) Alan McCullough performed a 90-minute full-body massage on a 42-year old female client visiting from Texas. The client complained that Mr. McCullough allegedly made her uncomfortable during her massage. She stated that Mr. McCullough fondled her breasts, flicked and pinched both nipples while lying on her back with a sheet covering her. The victim reported the incident to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office that same day.

On September 14, 2020, Mr. McCullough performed a massage on a 25-year old female client at ELEOS Professional Massage and Spa (3997 Commons Dr. W., Destin, Florida). She complained that when she was lying on her back, McCullough allegedly massaged her upper thighs and then placed two fingers over her underwear and rubbered her vaginal area three times before she sat up and told him to stop. She then got dressed and reported the incident to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office that same day. McCullough was arrested and charged with two counts of battery.

McCullough’s alleged violation of the massage therapist-patient relationship indicates that Mr. McCullough may lack the good moral character and judgment necessary to practice massage therapy. According to the Department of Health, McCullough willfully abused his position as a massage therapist by inappropriately touching and sexually violating women who trusted him to act professionally and within the boundaries of generally accepted massage therapy and treatment.

The Order ensures he can no longer pose a danger to the public’s health, welfare, and safety, pending a final hearing by the Department. When clients book a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life. They trust that the massage therapists employed at the spa are carefully vetted and safe to engage with the public. It is unacceptable, immoral, and unlawful for any employee to touch a client in a sexual manner.

Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual misconduct claims against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were sexually assaulted at massage businesses, spas, and resorts. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com for a free consultation.

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MASSAGE ENVY THERAPIST FROM MIAMI ARRESTED FOR BATTERY AND HAS LICENSE RESTRICTED

On November 20, 2020, the Florida Department of Health issued an Emergency Order restricting the massage therapy license of Reisner Brizuela Morales, a massage therapist from Miami, on account of alleged sexual misconduct at Massage Envy.  The Order prohibits Morales from practicing massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida.  The Emergency Order was entered in response to a sexual misconduct complaint by a 31-year old female client.  Morales was arrested in Miami-Dade for misdemeanor battery on his client for this incident.

Reisner Brizuela Morales, age 44, has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since February 2013.  Reisner Brizuela Morales was previously arrested on battery charged in April 2014 according to public records.  Those charges were ultimately dismissed when the massage therapist entered into a deferred prosecution program.

In September 2020, Mr. Morales was employed at a Massage Envy location in Miami. On September 8, a 31-year old woman presented at Massage Envy for a ninety minute massage.  During the massage, Morales  separated the woman’s legs and massaged her right upper inner thigh.  He then allegedly moved his hand upward and rubbed her vaginal area over her undergarment.  He is then reported to have moved her undergarment to the side and rubbed her vagina for approximately thirty seconds to one minute.  Later in the appointment, Mr. Morales reportedly squeezed the patient’s buttocks with both hands in what she described as a sexual manner and not a routine massage movement.  That same day, the client reported Mr. Morales to the Miami-Dade Police Department and to the Massage Envy manager.  On September 16, 2020, Mr. Morales was arrested and charged with one county of battery.

When clients schedule a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life. They trust that the massage therapists employed at the spa are carefully vetted and safe to engage with the public. It is unacceptable, immoral and unlawful for any employee to touch a client in a sexual manner.  Clients of massage therapists are placed in isolated, vulnerable settings where they can be subject to abuse by their massage therapists.  Due to the potential for abuse that is inherent under those circumstances, massage therapists must possess good judgment and good moral character in order to safely practice massage therapy.

Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual assault lawsuits against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at Massage Envy franchises and other spas and resorts. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz for massage clients at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com for a free consultation.

FLORIDA HEALTH DEPT. RESTRICTS LICENSE OF MASSAGE ENVY EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR BATTERY

On November 19, 2020, the Florida Department of Health ordered the emergency restriction of the massage therapy license of Massage Envy – Bradenton’s massage therapist, Sean Thomas Mooney, prohibiting his practice of massage therapy on female clients in the State of Florida.  The Emergency Order was entered in response to a sexual misconduct complaint by a 46-year old female client.  Mooney was also arrested for battery on his client.  The sexual assault is alleged to have occurred at the Massage Envy located in Bradenton, Florida. Sean Mooney, age 43, has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since September 2019.  

On September 20, 2020, Mooney performed a massage on his client who requested that he focus on her neck, shoulders and bac.  According to the Emergency Order and police report, Mooney massaged her left inner thigh and quad area and incrementally moved his hand closer to her vagina.  His thumb reportedly touched her vagina several times.  She froze and clenched her mouth shut unsure if it was accidental or being done on purpose. The Order states he then moved to her right inner thigh and quad area, and against touched her vaginal area several times. The patient reportedly interrupted Sean Mooney and asked him to focus on her problem areas. Later in the massage, Mooney is alleged to have lowered the sheet to expose the client’s breasts.  He allegedly massaged between her breasts and touched the side of both of her breasts. The client again interrupted Mr. Mooney and readjusted the sheet to cover her breasts.  Mr. Mooney then concluded the massage without speaking.  

On September 29, 2020, a Bradenton Police Department detective interview the  client, and she reported her breasts and vaginal area had been touched during the massage by Sean Mooney.  On October 1, 2020, a Bradenton Police Department office interviewed Mooney about his massage with the patient.  Mooney agreed to submit to a polygraph test.  According to law enforcement records, Mooney failed the polygraph and  later admitted during a audio/video recorded interview to having touched the client’s breasts and removing the sheet to completely expose the client’s breasts.  He admitted that he knew his actions were wrong.  He also said he might have touched the client’s vagina but not completely admit to doing so. Massage Envy terminated Sean Mooney’s employment.  On October 7, 2020, Sean Mooney was criminally charged with battery. Massage Envy’s manager confirmed to law enforcement that Mooney’s techniques during his session with the alleged victim were not proper procedure.

When clients schedule a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life. They trust that the massage therapists employed at the spa are carefully vetted and safe to engage with the public. It is unacceptable, immoral and unlawful for any employee to touch a client in a sexual manner.

Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual assault lawsuits against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at Massage Envy franchises and other spas and resorts. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz for massage clients at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com for a free consultation.

What is Going On With Controversial Governor Brian Kemp and the Massage Industry?

You may feel like “Enough! I’m sick of hearing about this pandemic!”

But please bear with us here. This is more about abuse than disease.

Today, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is letting some businesses reopen, including nail salons, bowling alleys, gyms and massage parlors.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/04/21/coronavirus-georgia-reopening-economy-draws-backlash-excitement/2995845001/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/22/coronairus-trump-disagrees-georgia-gov-brian-kemp-reopening/3008524001/

Massage parlors? Really?

Here’s a challenge: Can you think of a riskier business to re-open during a pandemic than massage parlors?

In most businesses, you can be in and out within minutes. You needn’t even touch another person. You can stay six feet away from others except for the 60 or 90 seconds it takes to hand a clerk cash or a credit card.

But massage? For an hour or more, another person’s hands are all over your body while they breathe (and maybe sneeze) within inches of you.

Why on earth would Kemp specifically single out this potentially perilous industry for special treatment and speedy reopening?

It’s of course hard to say. But Kemp’s history with massage immediately springs to mind and raises doubt.

During the 2018 governor’s election, Kemp was accused of failing “to stop an ‘abuser’ in the massage parlor industry,” according to Atlanta’s leading newspaper.

Specifically, Kemp reportedly “renewed the license of a therapist who pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman during a massage when Kemp headed the state’s Secretary of State’s office (which regulates massage in Georgia).

The scrutiny stems from his handling of two Massage Envy clinics that face at least four complaints of therapists groping women during massages.

https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/new-attack-claims-kemp-failed-stop-massage-parlor-abuser/SglIhAF1loZAEQcTY0fLLL/

“The Board of Massage Therapy, under Kemp, has not sanctioned or revoked any of the accused therapists’ licenses,” reported the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

One organization has suggested that campaign cash influenced Kemp’s oversight.

https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/anti-kemp-brings-campaign-for-governor-massage-parlor/cIvQhd0Iz5PZIKyr1WTGJM/

A massage center owner, Patrick Greco, both donated to Kemp’s election kitty and hosted, with his partner, “a fundraising gala at their lavish estate in Madison” for the GOP politician.

https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/brian-kemp-sexual-assault-complaints.html

At least one Georgia official called for a criminal investigation “into the donation and the massage board’s lack of action on the sexual harassment complaints. . .alleg(ing) there appears to be a ‘quid pro quo scheme’ between the Kemp campaign and Greco.”
https://www.forsythnews.com/local/state-government/kemp-under-fire-massage-envy-owners-donation/

(Two of the alleged abusers are Brandon Knox and Herve Baptiste.)
https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/brian-kemp-sexual-assault-complaints.html

We at Horowitz Law don’t do speculation or conspiracy theories. We do, however, prod journalists and authorities to investigate situations in which the innocent are vulnerable and situations that don’t ‘pass the smell test.’ This seems to be one of them.

We at Horowitz Law also don’t do politics. We do, however, go after those who could and should prevent abuse but don’t – in the public sector, the private sector, anywhere.
So if you know a reporter, please consider forwarding this post to him or her.

And if you feel an employer – whether a business owner or a government official – is turning a blind eye to abuse, we hope you’ll call us.

If you have a been a victim of sexual assault in a spa or during a massage at Massage Envy, Massage Luxe, Hand & Stone, or any other location offering a massage, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com