Accepting Cases for Massage Therapist Sex Assault in Pennsylvania
Latest 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.]
The Philadelphia law firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent is now accepting clients for massage therapist sex assault cases in Pennsylvania. Firm co-founder and partner Brian Kent is a former sex crimes unit prosecutor who is passionate about seeking justice on behalf of sex abuse victims across Pennsylvania.
Currently, we’re representing nearly 30 women in Massage Envy sex assault cases. Mr. Kent is representing several Pennsylvania area women who have come forward with strikingly similar accounts of sexual assault during a massage. There are multiple Massage Envy locations throughout Pennsylvania, including the greater Philadelphia area, northeast Pennsylvania and western Pennsylvania, including the Pittsburgh area. Get more info. Visit our sex assault law library.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area Massage/Spa Locations
There are numerous massage spa locations throughout the southeastern PA region:
- West Chester,
- Newtown Square,
- Plymouth Meeting,
- Warrington, and
- North Wales.
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 and other states.
It’s alleged that the chain suppressed reports of massage therapists fondling clients during massage sessions. This in turn created a situation where predators were free to victimize additional, unsuspecting clients.
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Pennsylvania Massage Therapist Sex Assault Lawsuits
Under Pennsylvania law, massage therapy businesses like spas, wellness centers, etc., may be held liable if a massage therapist commits sexual assault of a client during a massage. The key is whether the business either had prior knowledge of the specific therapist’s behavior or at least should have known about the conduct. It’s critical to investigate prior complaints made against the therapist and other employees, the business’ policy regarding reporting of such behavior, etc.
Oftentimes, victims of abuse can receive financial compensation for their mental and emotional suffering.
About Mr. Kent’s Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania. Call the firm for more information. 215.399.9255
- Philadelphia Priest Abuse Case – Filed against the local archdiocese alleging sexual abuse of an altar boy (2015)
- Pennsylvania School Abuse Case – A high school student was molested by her teacher (2011)
- Delaware Child Molestation Case – High profile case against a state court judge which resulted in the judge being removed from the bench and disbarred (2009)
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Page last reviewed and updated: February 13, 2018