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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 a 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.

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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 (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.

MASSAGE ENVY EMPLOYEE JOSE GRAJALES OF WELLINGTON ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT

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In September 2020, Message Envy’s massage therapist Jose Grajales, age 27, was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges in which it is alleged that he made unlawful sexual contact with a long-time female client of Massage Envy at its Wellington, Florida location.  According to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office records, in August 2019, a Massage Envy client was seeking pain relief from chronic fibromyalgia and migraine headaches.  On the date of the alleged incident, she was assigned to massage therapist Jose Grajales because her regular therapist was out sick.

The arrest affidavit states the woman reported that Grajales unlawfully initiated unwanted sexual contact with and ultimately penetrated her vagina with one or two fingers during the massage appointment.  Following the massage appointment, the client allegedly told Grajales he had touched in places she did not want to be touched. She also allegedly reported the incident to a Massage Envy associate and then to her therapist and the police.  Grajales has pleaded not guilty to the charge.  Despite the arrest, Grajales’ license is active and in good standing with the Florida Department of Health as of this date.

Massage Envy has seen an unwelcome amount of negative press in recent years as it has been the subject of multiple allegations of sexual assault of its female clientele. In 2017,  Buzzfeed reported that more than 180 people had filed sexual misconduct complaints against the franchise. SInce that time, dozens more have made public complaints and filed civil lawsuits alleging sexual abuse at Massage Envy.  

When clients book a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life, and in cases like this to round out a medical treatment program. 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 inappropriately touched at Massage Envy and other spas and resorts. If you are aware of incidents of sexual misconduct at Massage Envy or have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage, 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.

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.

MASSAGE ENVY’S “THERAPIST OF THE YEAR” DISCIPLINED BY HEALTH DEPT. FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

AWARD WINNING JACKSONVILLE MASSAGE ENVY THERAPIST HIT WITH EMERGENCY LICENSE RESTRICTION

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, the Florida Department of Health ordered the emergency restriction of the license of Massage Envy therapist, Michael E. Maloy, 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 client.  The alleged sexual abuse occurred at the Jacksonville Beach Massage Envy Spa location where Michael Maloy had practiced for many years. In 2008, Maloy, age 43, was recognized as a Massage Envy Spa Therapist of the Year, and in 2014, he was named Legacy Therapist of the Year, a prestigious award that honors one massage therapist based on skill, dedication and service.   Maloy has been licensed as a massage therapist in Florida since 2006.

It was this past August 28, 2020, when Maloy performed a massage on one of his regular female clients. She was 32 years old and he had been her therapist since July 2015. On this day, however, his actions allegedly strayed from the usual protocol.  During her massage, Maloy reportedly started to massage the woman’s quadricep muscle on her right leg. He allegedly continued higher on her quad and thigh, until he touched her vulva and the bottom of her buttocks with his finger. He then reportedly inserted one or more fingers into her vagina and then rubbed her clitoris with another finger. According to the Order, he commented, “Damn, it’s so wet and tight.”  

The Order goes on to say that while Maloy digitally penetrated his client, he intermittently cupped her right breast.  He then allegedly removed his finger and apologized to her, telling her he had wanted to do that for a long time, but wanted to remain professional. He said he had found her attractive.

The woman reported the incident to Massage Envy on September 14, 2020, and Massage Envy fired him. According to the Department of Health, Maloy flagrantly disregarded the laws and regulations governing massage therapists by willfully violating the massage therapist-patient relationship.  The Order ensures Maloy can no longer pose an immediate, serious danger to the public’s health, welfare and safety, pending a final hearing by the Department 

In recent years, Massage Envy has seen an unwelcome amount of negative press, as it has been the subject of multiple allegations of sexual assault of its female clientele. In 2017,  Buzzfeed reported that more than 180 people had filed sexual misconduct complaints against the franchise.

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 inappropriately touched at Massage Envy 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 at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com for a free consultation.

Sherwood Massage Envy Therapist Charged with Sexual Abuse of Client

Oregon Massage Envy Therapist Charged with Sexual Abuse

In late December 2019, Gregory Rice, a licensed massage therapist was accused of sexually assaulting a client at a Massage Envy franchise in Sherwood, Oregon.  Law enforcement says Rice unlawfully initiated unwanted sexual contact with the woman while she was there to receive a massage.  The woman immediately reported the incident to the Sherwood Police Department. After an investigation, Rice was cited and released on third-degree sex abuse charges.

Rice, age 49, worked for the Massage Envy chain for more than two years, from March 21, 2017 to Nov. 27, 2019. Sherwood police suspect there could be more victims out there, and are seeking help from the public to identify any additional victims. If you have any information regarding this or another incident, please contact Detective Kelley Bertrand with the Sherwood Police Department at (503) 925-7136.

Massage Envy has been the subject of multiple allegations of sexual assault of its female clientele.  In 2017, Buzzfeed reported that more than 180 people had filed sexual misconduct complaints against the franchise.  Since that time, dozens more have come forward to report sexual assault by massage therapists.

When clients book a massage, it is to decompress from the stresses of life and relax. They trust that the massage therapists employed at the spa are carefully vetted and safe. It is unacceptable 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 inappropriately touched at Massage Envy and other spas.  A massage therapist is never permitted to have sexual contact with a client. 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.

MASSAGE ENVY IN ROYAL PALM BEACH TARGETED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWSUIT

MASSAGE ENVY IN ROYAL PALM BEACH TARGETED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWSUIT 

In recent years, Massage Envy has been the subject of multiple allegations of sexual assault of its female clientele. According to media reports, hundreds of clients — almost predominantly women — throughout the country have come forward reporting that they were sexually assaulted by massage therapists. Most recently, Horowitz Law has filed a lawsuit in Palm Beach County on behalf of an adult female client alleging that she was sexually assaulted in April 2018 by her massage therapist Juan Parra at the Massage Envy franchise in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

The lawsuit alleges that during a massage appointment on April 2018, massage therapist Juan Pablo Parra made unsolicited sexual contact with his female client.  The Plaintiff claims that in the final minutes of the massage, the massage therapist placed both of his hands directly on her breasts and began massaging and grabbing them. He then began moaning and moving his hands down toward her vagina according to the Complaint.The lawsuit further alleges he put his hands directly on her genital area. State records show Jaun Parra’s license as a massage therapist expired in August 2019. The incident is alleged to have occurred at the Massage Envy located at 11021 Southern Boulevard, Suite 100, Royal Palm Beach, Florida 3341.  Notably, Parra has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct by a total of three Massage Envy clients.

Horowitz Law has filed dozens of sexual misconduct claims against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at Massage Envy and other spas and resorts.  A massage therapist is never permitted to have sexual contact with a client.  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.