Monday, November 27, 2017

"Massage Envy therapists accused of sexual assault by more than 180 women"

"Popular chain Massage Envy faces allegations of sexual assault – and that it mishandled those claims.
"An investigation by BuzzFeed News found more than 180 women have accused therapists at Massage Envy of groping and other sexual acts. Massage Envy told CBS News their therapists have done 125 million massages over the past 15 years. Still, it said even one incident is too many, reports CBS News' Meg Oliver. 

"Susan Ingram said her masseur turned into a sexual predator during her seventh visit with him at a Massage Envy location in 2015.

"'I was really in a state of shock, disbelief, fear,' Ingram said.

"She said it started when James Deiter began rubbing his groin against her.

"'He lifted up my body, groped both of my breasts roughly and aggressively. Put his hands down to the lower part of my body,' Ingram said.

"Too disturbed to report the assault immediately, she called the manager after she got home.

"'She said in a very apparently scripted response, "We invite you in to talk about your services." And I said, "No, no, no you don't understand,"' Ingram said.

"According to BuzzFeed News, Ingram is just one of more than 180 women who 'have filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports, and state board complaints against Massage Envy spas, their employees, and the national company. … Over 100 reported that massage therapists groped their genitals, groped their breasts, or committed other explicit violations.'"

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There's a good job for me. I could be a massage therapist.  I could do it out of my apartment.  Give me an old ironing board and some mineral oil, and I'm set.  Massages by Orbs.  I can even offer clients a swim in the pool.

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