Female Customers Say Massage Envy Failed To Protect Them From Sexual Assault

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Publish Date:
December 8, 2017
Author(s):
  • Albarazi, Hannah
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CBS SF Bay Area
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Summary

Initially, her massage was routine. But the woman claims that midway through, she “heard heavy breathing and the sound of clanking metal” from her massage therapist’s belt.

He then “made a forceful movement with his hands” and pulled her underwear “down all the way to her knees,” according to the woman’s account. He then tried to climb up onto the table.

Stanford University law professor Deborah Rhode told CBS SF in October that victims should consider telling their stories on social media.

“If women are willing to go public in deference, you have remedy,” Rhode said. “There’s safety in numbers.”

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