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Burlingame, Calif. (August 29, 2019) – Today, the law firms of Thompson Law Offices, P.C. and Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP announce another major civil lawsuit against Massage Envy filed in San Mateo County. The lawsuit seeks to stop a California state-wide epidemic of sexual assaults occurring at Massage Envy locations by their massage therapists. Hundreds of women allege egregious sexual assaults and exploitation by the Massage Envy therapists.
The Massage Envy sexual assaults are not limited to San Mateo County. To date, more than 70 women have bravely come forward and filed lawsuits against Massage Envy seeking to hold it accountable for their sexual assaults, which have occurred throughout California.
“Massage Envy must be held accountable,” said attorney Brian Kent. “The brave women who have filed lawsuits are the only ones we are aware of. We suspect sexual assaults to be a rampant problem occurring at Massage Envy’s locations.”
Massage Envy therapist, Brandon Davis, was recently arrested in San Mateo, California. The San Mateo County District Attorney Stephen M. Wagstaffe recently filed charges against Davis for assaulting a dozen women in the County.
Many of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit were assaulted by Davis while at the Massage Envy location on Howard Avenue in Burlingame, Calif. Davis had been accused of improper acts prior to our clients being assaulted. Yet, Massage Envy allowed him to remain there with unfettered access to women which he used to continue his sexual assaults.
Attorney Kent said, “These crimes were 100 percent preventable by Massage Envy and should never have happened.”
“Unfortunately, Brandon Davis is not the first Massage Envy masseuse who went on to assault additional women after a report of inappropriate sexual conduct,” said attorney Bobby Thompson. “Through this civil lawsuit, we hope he will be the last.”
The Complaint alleges that at one Massage Envy location, a woman, who was sexually assaulted, terminated her membership after informing Massage Envy about the sexual assault. This woman was subsequently called and emailed by Massage Envy asking if she wanted to schedule a massage appointment with the very therapist who had sexually assaulted her. Rather than fire the therapist for sexually assaulting this woman and reporting it to police, Massage Envy allowed him to continue his employment then attempted to lure the victim back into the hands of her accoster.
Anyone who has been victimized themselves or with more information about Massage Envy should call Laffey, Bucci & Kent’s hotline at 855-382-3385.
Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP and Thompson Law Offices, P.C. are personal injury law firms representing individuals seriously injured due to the negligence of others. The trial lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent and Thompson Law Offices, P.C. have a long history of fighting for victims of crime, especially survivors of physical and sexual abuse, through lawsuits in the civil justice system. For more information, go to www.laffeybuccikent.com and www.tlopc.com.
Brian Kent is licensed to practice law in the states of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois. Mr. Kent has special permission of the court in California to represent survivors of abuse in this specific case. Mr. Kent is not licensed to practice law in the state of California.