Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently subpoenaed Massage Envy as part of an investigation into whether the franchise has appropriately handled its 180 allegations of sexual assault. The Chicago Tribune reported on the proceeding. Even more disturbing than the nearly 200 allegations is that many of these victims claim that Massage Envy employees did not […]

Another massage assault case was recently reported to have occurred at a Massage Envy location in Edina, MN. The StarTribune reported on the incident. Matthew Ryan Perry, a 40-year-old former massage therapist, was massaging a woman on September 2. During this massage, a criminal report alleges that he began rubbing her inner thighs before putting […]

A massage therapist from Silver Spring, MD, has been accused of sexual assault during a massage. The incident occurred at the Massage Envy in the 4900 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW in Tenleytown, MD. NBC Washington reported on the incident. A woman claims that 24-year-old Habtamu Gebreslassie assaulted her at about 3:45 PM on Sunday, September […]

A 29-year-old woman is in the process of filing a lawsuit against a Massage Envy on Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont, Florida, where she says a man sexually assaulter her during a massage. In May of 2017, the victim arrived for her appointment with a male therapist she had seen several times before. She noticed […]

Massages are supposed to be relaxing. However, in order to get into that relaxed state, you need to put yourself in a vulnerable position. When getting a massage, you end up naked or close to it, in a room with a stranger behind a closed door. While more and more women are getting massages for […]

In January, a massage therapist from Longmont, CO was accused of digitally penetrating a client during a massage. Recently, a trial date was set. Daniel Avalos-Vigil, 30, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault. In an affidavit, the victim said that she had gone to Avalos-Vigil for massages about a dozen times over […]

A man from Clackamas, OR was recently sentenced to 60 days in jail after he was found guilty of sexually abusing a 56-year-old woman in 2015. Sean Elder, 35, pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree sexual abuse for touching a 56-year-old woman’s genitals during a massage at the Massage Envy in Clackamas. He no […]

Update June 2017: Ehrett was found guilty of one charge of third-degree sexual assault and was sentenced to two years of probation and 6 months of conditional jail time, the result of a plea bargain. Read the full update here. Yet another Massage Envy employee is facing sexual harassment charges, this time in Fitchburg, WI. WSAU […]

In the wake of several sexual abuse allegations by multiple women against two massage therapists, the West Chester location of Massage Envy is facing a lawsuit that may result in permanent closure. This messy case involves a dispute with Spa Dogs, LLC, Massage Envy’s parent company headquartered in Arizona. As a last-ditch effort to prevent permanently closing […]

Our client, Susan Ingram-Weideman, has used her assault as motivation to make positive changes to aid victims of similar crimes. During a massage at the Massage Envy in West Goshen in 2015, Ingram-Weideman was assaulted by a massage therapist named James Deiter. When she reported the incident to police, she discovered that Massage Envy was aware […]