They went for a massage. They were sexually assaulted instead, report says

Lynne Hanson
November 29, 2017

The women told reporters they were caught off-guard with assaults mostly occurring in the midst of routine appointments. They have not returned our request for comment.

Now, court documents filed October 5, show a third alleged victim is also suing. His criminal trial is scheduled for January 2018.

Ask about the business' policies, especially in a scenario of sexual misconduct.

The popular spa chain Massage Envy is under fire for allegations of sexual misconduct and mishandling customer claims.

Over 100 reported that massage therapists groped their genitals, groped their breasts, or committed other explicit violations, such as the California woman who said she opened her eyes during a prenatal massage to find her massage therapist sucking on her nipple.

BuzzFeed reported Sunday that more than 180 women have filed police reports, complaints to state boards and lawsuits in civil court over the years against Massage Envy, a franchise that claims almost 1,200 locations across 49 states, including locations in the Columbia Tech Center in Vancouver and Hazel Dell Towne Center, along with three locations in Portland.

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"Each of these incidents is heartbreaking for us and for the franchisees that operate Massage Envy locations, and we will never stop looking for ways to help our franchisees provide a safe environment at Massage Envy franchise locations". Both Rosario and Massage Envy of Bend are named as defendants in the civil suits.

"All franchised locations must adhere to our stringent standards and policies".

Police said Christian Wells admitted to inappropriately touching a woman while he was working at Massage Envy in Brentwood. The franchisee must also conduct a prompt, fair, and thorough investigation of the allegation, with the assistance of outside experts if needed.

We reached out to local prosecutors, and there have been no known complaints filed against the Massage Envy location at University Park Mall. Even if a client calls to report a rape, Massage Envy is not required to contact law enforcement.

"And that includes what's appropriate or inappropriate to happen in a massage session from your speech, what you do or do not talk about, how you dress, appropriate touch", Craft said.

Ingram tried to report her incident to Massage Envy, saying that Dieter "stuck his fingers in my vagina less than an hour ago", and pleaded on the phone for a spa manager to remove Dieter's female client from the room.

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