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At least 180 people have filed sexual assault civil suits, police reports or complaints to state boards against Massage Envy, its franchises and their employees, according to a BuzzFeed News investigation. Civil law recognizes that the individual offender may not be the only party that contributes to the abuse.

Companies like Massage Envy are required to put policies in place that help prevent sexual assault from occurring such as screening potential employees, supervising massage therapists and providing staff with adequate training. The law also requires massage facilities investigate even suspected abuse and report it to police.

If you are a victim, please know there are criminal and civil remedies available. Embarrassment and fear often prevents women from reporting sexual assault by a massage therapist, however, if these perpetrators are not reported to law enforcement they can easily work at another spa and prey on another victim. You can also report to your state’s licensing board.

The Law Office of Tahira Khan Merritt exclusively represents victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault. We stand ready to help you with your legal needs. If you were sexually assaulted or sexually abused, our law firm can help explain your legal remedies. For more than twenty years, we have represented victims of sex crimes in civil cases against institutions. You may confidentially contact our office at 214-503-7300 or through our website :

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