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More than 180 accuse Massage Envy therapists of assault, according to BuzzFeed report

Posted at 8:03 AM, Nov 27, 2017

More than one hundred women have accused massage therapists at Massage Envy of sexual assault, according to BuzzFeed.

"BuzzFeed News found that more than 180 people have filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports, and state board complaints against Massage Envy spas, their employees, and the national company."

The massage chain has more than 1,000 locations across the country.

Several victims say when they reported their sexual assault to management nothing happened and police were never notified.

According to court filings and public statements, Massage Envy maintains it is not liable for sexual assaults that happen at franchise locations.

Massage Envy's corporate office released the following statement to Phoenix-based KNXV: 

"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. The article references 180 reported incidents. These occurred over a span of 15 plus years and 125 million massages. But, we believe that even ONE incident is too many, so we are constantly listening, learning, and evaluating how we can continue to strengthen our policies with respect to handling of these issues.”