With a petition filed in Tulsa County District Court, a former Tulsa resident has joined a series of nationwide lawsuits against Massage Envy. This suit alleges the company’s practices have concealed claims of employee sexual misconduct to protect their own financial interests.
An Assault Hits Close to Home
One year after she claimed a therapist at the Tulsa Hills Massage Envy sexually assaulted her, our client has filed a lawsuit against the company. A report on our client’s story is available here. Our research reveals similar sexual assault claims made against Massage Envy locations around the country dating back to 2011. The allegations suggest the problem reaches up the ranks to corporate management.
The suit claims Massage Envy’s culture reinforces the abuse of power and trust. Allegations suggest that the company has franchises which conceal sexual assault and do not report allegations to law enforcement or other authorities. Protocols encourage claims be managed “in house,” enabling sexual assault.
A Company-Wide Epidemic
A 2017 article shows over 180 reports of sexual assault at Massage Envy locations nationwide. It details police reports, state board complaints, and lawsuits against the company, adding that massage facilities in most states have no legal obligation to report sexual assaults on their premises.
A Duty to Protect
We suggest brand protection and financial interests take priority over customer safety at Massage Envy. Massage Envy has a duty to protect against the hazards of sexual abuse—and has failed to do so. We hope that by filing this lawsuit, we can help women in similar situations—and empower them to find their own voice. Women have a right to come forward against these large institutions and be heard. Our client hopes—as do we—that her story will help end sexual assault cases like these.
We Can Help
If you or someone you love has suffered sexual assault, abuse, or misconduct in a corporate setting; don’t suffer in silence. Your voice deserves to be heard. Call Graves McLain right away at 918-359-6600. When you call one of our experienced Tulsa, Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorneys , we will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action.
We review every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. Our team will listen—and can help secure justice on your behalf. At Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front—and you owe us nothing until we win your case. At Graves McLain, we don’t get paid until you do.
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