BuzzFeed reported Sunday that more than 180 women have filed police reports, complaints to state boards and lawsuits in civil court over the years against Massage Envy, a franchise that claims almost 1,200 locations across 49 states, including locations in the Columbia Tech Center in Vancouver and Hazel Dell Towne Center, along with three locations in Portland.
The women claim that in October 2015, Christopher Rosario touched them inappropriately during a massage.
Rosario faces several criminal charges for sex abuse, unlawful sexual penetration and sodomy related to the assaults at Massage Envy.
"At first you think, 'well that was a little odd, did his hand just slip?'" Dick said.
Massage Envy is now reviewing their policies, USA Today reported. "As soon as I lifted my head off my pillow and saw him, I shouted, 'What?'" Woodley said at a news conference with her attorneys Monday afternoon.
Meanwhile, therapists accused of sexual misconduct are remaining at Massage Envy or being quietly fired without being reported to professional regulatory boards, which means they can easily go on to another spa with a sparkling clean record. "I was following the policy of Massage Envy and therefore I thought it was appropriate", the owner said according to BuzzFeed.
She reported it to the owners. In Florida, a woman said she tried to push away her massage therapist as he licked her vagina.
"The current policies are based on consultation with experts - including industry experts, a prosecutor with extensive experience prosecuting crimes of sexual misconduct, as well as current and former law enforcement officials - who say victims of sexual assault should maintain control over the critical decision of whether to report sexual assault to law enforcement".
The company said the incidents "occurred over a span of 15 plus years and 125 million massages".
"The day changed my life forever", Ingram told BuzzFeed.
Eventually, Ingram did call the police. Since you can't always trust the spa to do the right thing, choose a massage therapist who has extensive online reviews or comes recommended by a friend.