Accepting Cases for Massage Therapist Sex Assaults in New York
The sex crime victim injury lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent are now accepting clients for massage therapist sex assault cases in New York. For over a decade, firm partner Brian Kent has fought for the rights of victims of sex assault and abuse. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kent prosecuted sex crimes cases as an assistant prosecutor in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Since then, he has sought justice on behalf of sex assault victims across the country, including several high profile lawsuits against various professionals including doctors, teachers, priests, etc.
Mr. Kent shows no fear in taking down big names and entities. In one case, he represented a man in child molestation lawsuit against a sitting state court judge in Delaware, despite heavy backlash from the local legal community. See Kelly v. Bradley, Case# 1:09-ev-00282-LDD, Delaware (2009).
National News: Massage Envy Sex Assault Lawsuits Make National News [Nov. 2017, Laffey, Bucci & Kent’s client featured across national news. Client Susan Ingram’s lawsuit against Massage Envy made national headlines after a BuzzFeed report that 180+ women have come forward with sex assault allegations against Massage Envy therapists.]
Massage Envy Lawsuits for Sex Assault During a Massage
Currently, Mr. Kent’s firm represents nearly 30 women who’ve come forward with allegations of sex assault during a massage at a Massage Envy location. Lawsuits are being filed across the country.
There are dozens of Massage Envy locations throughout the entire state of New York, including Albany and upstate New York. Many are in the NYC area including Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. For more information about victims’ legal rights after a sex assault, please visit our sex assault victims law library.
Lawsuits Against Massage Envy – A Call for Witnesses to Come Forward
Mr. Kent has filed several lawsuits alleging that the national chain is legally responsible for creating a culture of sexual violence. Cases have been filed in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Additional cases are expected to be filed in New York, California, Florida, etc.
Laffey, Bucci & Kent has offices throughout the Northeast area. The Manhattan, New York office is located in the Financial District, on Broadway.
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New York Massage Therapist Sex Assault Lawsuits
Like the civil laws in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, New York law allows massage therapy businesses to be held liable when a massage therapist sexually assaults a client during a massage. This applies to all types of businesses which offer massages including physical therapy businesses, spas, wellness centers, etc.
In a sex assault lawsuit against a business owner, the injured party must prove that the defendant (business owner) had knowledge of the problem beforehand or at the very least, should have known about it. Proper investigation is crucial in these cases. It’s critical to investigate prior complaints made against the therapist or other employees. In addition, the business’ policies, procedures and practices become important. Did the business have a policy for reporting acts of sexual misconduct? If and when any such reports came in, what did the business do internally to deal with the report?
Oftentimes, victims of assault by a massage therapist in New York can receive financial compensation for their mental and emotional suffering. Victims of sexual assault often sustain long-lasting symptoms. Depending on the extent of the assault, some individuals suffer debilitating depression or anxiety. New York law allows a sex assault victim to be compensated for pain and suffering.
About Mr. Kent’s New York Sex Assault Victims Law Practice
Mr. Kent has represented victims of crime across the country in a variety of assault cases including priest abuse cases, child molestation cases and teacher/school abuse cases. His law firm, Laffey, Bucci & Kent, has the resources to handle cases across New York. Call the firm for more information. Click To Call
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Page last reviewed and updated: February 13, 2018