Woman files lawsuit against Massage Envy, claims she was assaulted
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
A woman has filed a lawsuit accusing a therapist at Massage Envy of assaulting her, according to attorney Chad McLain.
The victim said on Oct. 11, 2017 she was assaulted at the Tulsa Hills Massage Envy on a massage table by a man named "Larry" who worked for the company. The lawsuit said "during the massage, Leroy began to fondle [the victim's] right breast." When she turned to protest, he did the same to her other breast.
Massage Envy did not report the sexual assault to law enforcement or the Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology.
The lawsuit alleges that the “corporation controls the daily operations that instruct franchises to conceal complaints and incidents of improper touching and assaults from the public in the interest of financial gain.”
According to the lawsuit, Massage Envy's policy is to "conceal reports of sexual assaults involving Massage Envy therapists" and "not to report said allegations to local law enforcement and/or state massage therapy boards."
The victim said she tried multiple times to make contact or report the assault, but the manager said Leroy no longer worked there and offered to give her a discount.
This is a developing story.