Major US Massage Chain Hit With Sexual Assault Scandal

Massage Envy Spa

In a statement Sunday, Massage Envy - which has more than 1,100 franchises in 49 states, according to the company's website - said the incidents described in the report were "heartbreaking for us and for the franchisees that operate Massage Envy locations".

Massage Envy, the nation's largest massage franchise, says it is planning to "strengthen" its policies after more than 180 women have come forward with accusations of sexual assault against the company's massage therapists and managers.

ABC News also reported that another woman is suing for more than $2 million after she says a massage therapist grabbed her head and put his hands over her mouth and assaulted her.

Massage Envy has over 1,200 locations nationwide with alleged sexual assault in many different locations. The incident took place during her seventh session with a highly-recommended masseur named James Deiter, who was reportedly in his 60s. When she called the Massage Envy location to report the incident the manager refused to interrupt the current session Deiter was having with a client or to connect Ingram with the owner. "She said she could not do that, and she invited me in to talk about my services".

Dozens of women reported digital and oral penetration. The assaults happened at a franchise outside Philadelphia. Some locations continue to keep abusers on staff, while others have quietly fired accused therapists without reporting them to police, allowing them to move on in their careers without repercussions.

Manchester City defeat Huddersfield, set record
Because there are games every three days and you have to play a lot of games like this. "We made an outstanding performances in that sense".

"I said to her, 'Nicole, he stuck his fingers in my vagina less than an hour ago, '" Ingram later testified in court. The woman stated in a deposition that she had trusted the company because it was reputable and she had been there before.

"Massage Envy told BuzzFeed News that it would not be "appropriate to respond point-by-point" to questions "because of pending litigation" and the confidential documents involved".

"It's very alarming, very alarming, people are very vulnerable when they go in for a massage", said Leslie Lombino of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Sadly, many other claims surface in Buzzfeed's report, which also touches upon Massage Envy's inability to provide much comment on the allegations for legal reasons. "That's why we will never stop reinforcing to our franchisees the importance of a safe environment".

Related:

  • Black Friday Online Sales Surge to New Records With Mobile Pushing Fastest

    Black Friday Online Sales Surge to New Records With Mobile Pushing Fastest

    ShopperTrak senior executive Brian Field released a statement on the debate over the decline in in-store retail shopping. Cyber Monday will be biggerAdobe predicts Cyber Monday will be the largest American online shopping day in history.
    Pakistan justifies Saeed's release

    Pakistan justifies Saeed's release

    Before becoming president, Trump criticized Pakistan and said in a tweet: "Get it straight: Pakistan is not our friend". Saeed carries a bounty of $10 million announced by the USA for his role in terror activities.
    Vols finalizing deal to make Greg Schiano head coach

    Vols finalizing deal to make Greg Schiano head coach

    Ohio State ranked No. 3 in scoring defense last season with Schiano as co-coordinator and is No. 8 in total defense this year. He went 68-67 over 11 seasons at Rutgers , after taking over one of the worst programs in the country.
  • England probe Bairstow-Bancroft clash

    England probe Bairstow-Bancroft clash

    It's understood Bancroft only told teammates of the incident in the past few days and has accepted an apology from Bairstow. Fox Sports News reported that the incident happened four weeks ago at the start of the tour of Australia.
    Why Christmas trees are more expensive this year

    Why Christmas trees are more expensive this year

    Largent helps grow the trees and says, while they're aware of the shortage May Tree Farm has plenty at the Capitol Market. A tradition that some families have kept up for years. "So you have to manicure the tree as it goes".
    Fallen Kingdom Producer Provides Small Tease

    Fallen Kingdom Producer Provides Small Tease

    The film is now scheduled for a mid-2018 release and if the rumours are true we'll see trailers start to come out next month. It appears that he knows what he's doing because the little carnivorous hatchling purrs and cuddles up to his hand.
  • Florida teen wanted in connection with grandmother's death captured at Canadian border

    Florida teen wanted in connection with grandmother's death captured at Canadian border

    The teen was spotted on surveillance video in Pennsylvania driving the missing auto on Thursday. Sources tell Action News Jax that Logan, the guns and the Dodge Dart are still missing.
    Three Coffees a Day Linked to Good Health

    Three Coffees a Day Linked to Good Health

    Coffee drinking is also linked to a lower risk of Parkinson's disease, depression, and Alzheimer's disease, the study found. So even if scientists found out that drinking it was bad for your health , most coffee-drinkers wouldn't pay any attention.
    British Censor Board clears Padmavati 'uncut' for 1 December release

    British Censor Board clears Padmavati 'uncut' for 1 December release

    The movie that features Ranveer Singh , Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor is distributed internationally by Paramount Pictures. Films like S Durga and Nude were not allowed to screen at IFFI and this is something we have to question.
  • Kris Jenner Compares Daughters' Pregnancies To A 'Faucet' That Won't Turn Off

    Kris Jenner Compares Daughters' Pregnancies To A 'Faucet' That Won't Turn Off

    The expectant reality star is reportedly pregnant and expecting her very first child with her new boyfriend Travis Scott . "Why Kylie don't just tell the world she pregnant , like we can't tell by her chubby face", questioned another viewer.
    Another Kashmiri soldier kidnapped and killed

    Another Kashmiri soldier kidnapped and killed

    Mehbooba's predecessor and opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah termed the incident as tragic and reprehensible. Srinagar: an army jawan was snatched and killed by suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.
    Georgia: 12 dead in hotel fire

    Georgia: 12 dead in hotel fire

    Three Turks and an Israeli were being treated at the Batumi University clinic, spokesman Kakha Chikhradze told Palitra News TV. More than 100 guests and employees were evacuated after the fire, of which the cause remains unknown.

Comments

Latest news

Ashley Graham, Fergie, Rachel Platten Arrive at Miss Universe Pageant 2017
Demi recently earned her degree in Business Management from North West University. The coronation of the 66th Miss Universe has been completed successfully.

Meghan Markle Wore A Chic White Wrap Coat To Announce Her Engagement
He has been dating Markle, 36, since last summer but the pair made their first public appearance together only in September. Harry quipped that the queen's corgis had taken to her straight away despite barking at him for years.

Mullen reaches agreement with Florida
Former Gators coach Jim McElwain was sacked in late October after the team was beaten by Georgia . Mullen was hired at Mississippi State in December of 2008, replacing Sylvester Croom.

Relief for Arsenal as extra-time penalty secures win against Burnley
Alexis Sanchez and Nacho Monreal had first half chances for the Gunners, with the latter skying a shot over the bar with vigor. Everton, linked with a move for Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, are now just two points above the relegation zone.

Only one team can catch Manchester City after the weekend's results
However the forward and Klopp were involved in an argument as soon as the clash ended. Klopp was at the centre of a furious double Anfield bust-up on Saturday.

Facing Fresh Bali Volcano Eruption Red Warning Issued to Airlines
Travellers to and from the region are being urged to contact their airline or travel agent to find out the status of their flight. Bali is main tourist destination of Indonesia with a monthly flow of some 200,000 foreign tourists, according to official data.

Donald Trump says he'll play golf 'quickly' before getting back to work
In early November, Trump was on the golf course with Japanese PGA Tour pro Hideki Matsuyama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe . Haters will point out that of his 305 days in office, Trump has spent 76 of them playing golf on his own properties.

Breakdown of Islamabad after violent eruptions by Hardliners
News media also reported protesters breaking into the house of former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. The protests spread to other cities in Pakistan, including Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad and Faisalabad.

Saudi Arabia eases blockade, reopens Yemen's Hudaydah port
He demanded that they respect a decentralized approach so that the aid is delivered to those who are most in need of it. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance.

Crossgates Mall, still a traditional hub for Black Friday shopping
I think Cyber Monday will end up taking over some day but I don't think it's dying, I think it's fun. At Earthbound, a novelty shop with a nod to nature, manager Lierna Jackson said, "We're doing OK".

United Kingdom police questioning two men over Oxford Circus panic
In a statement , they said: 'To date police have not located any trace of any suspects, evidence of shots fired or causalities. The Metropolitan Police issued a statement saying they responded to an "incident" at the Oxford Circus station.

Chip Kelly Named UCLA Head Football Coach
He was sacked in 2015 and subsequently coached one season with the San Francisco 49ers before being let go after a 2-14 record. Kelly left OR for the National Football League following accusations of paying coaches to send players to his school.

Donald Trump posts weird reply to tweet accusing him of stoking racism
According to Yahoo Sports , the Ball-Trump feud is not just intriguing, but a bit of marketing genius on the part of Ball. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that he "should have left them in jail!" Trump said in a third early-morning tweet.

Trump renews call for 'ban' after deadly attack in Egypt
In October 2015, 224 people were killed when a bomb brought down a Russian passenger jet that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula. Images from inside the building showed dozens of bodies wrapped in blood-soaked cloth lined up on the carpeted floor.

What the heck is going on with Derrick Rose?
In seven games this season he is averaging 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting 47 percent from the field. A team spokesman said Friday that Rose has been excused since Wednesday and there is no timetable for his return.

Other news