In November 2017, Buzzfeed News reported that lawsuits, police reports and locally-filed complaints revealed more than 180 female clients of Massage Envy reported they suffered a wide array of sexual assaults, including groping, penetration and forced sex acts. Since that time, dozens more have come forward with similar accounts. The Miami Lakes franchise of Massage Envy is the most recent to be targeted in the latest lawsuit by Horowitz Law alleging sexual misconduct by a Massage Envy employee.
The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade County, alleges that during a massage appointment on September 30, 2017, massage therapist Jose Sanchez Contreras initiated unwanted sexual contact with his female client. Specifically, the Plaintiff claims that at the end of her massage appointment, the massage therapist placed his hands under the draping onto her breasts, cupped the breasts and then pinched her nipples two times while heavily breathing. Jose Sanchez Contreras became licensed as a massage therapist in February 2017 according to the Florida Department of Health website. The incident is alleged to have occurred at the Massage Envy located at 15422 NW 77th Court, Suites B&C, Miami Lakes, FL 33016.
Attorney Adam Horowitz has filed numerous sexual misconduct claims against massage therapists on behalf of clients who were inappropriately touched at Massage Envy and other spas and resorts. A massage therapist is never permitted to have sexual contact with a client. If you have a been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery during a massage, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (954) 641-2100 or send an email to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at [email protected]