A growing number of reports say the national massage chain Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa fails to protect clients from sexual assault. If you or a loved one were assaulted during a massage, our dedicated lawyers can help.
Contact our attorneys now to find more information on your legal options in a free consultation. Some sexual assault survivors may be able to pursue financial damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Were you or a loved one sexually assaulted during a massage session at Hand and Stone? You’re not alone. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to answer your questions. You may be eligible to stand and fight for accountability by filing a civil lawsuit for financial compensation.
Several women have already taken this brave step, describing their traumatic experiences in civil court documents and police reports.
A number of sexual assault survivors have already filed lawsuits against Hand and Stone. In Florida, a survivor is pursuing legal action against Hand and Stone in connection to the case of Cesar Guerrero, who was convicted of sexual battery while working at a Massage Envy near Clermont.
Prior to his time at Massage Envy, Guerrero worked at Hand and Stone where the woman’s lawsuit claims, he sexually assaulted at least one client.
A pattern appears to emerge, however, when you take a broader view. In Canada, two former Hand and Stone massage therapists have been charged for sexually assaulting clients.
Similar charges have been filed against Larry Donnell Doye, a 33-year-old therapist working at a Hand and Stone in Maryland. And in 2017, two former Hand and Stone massage therapists were convicted of indecent assault. In their lawsuits, women point to these prior instances to suggest that Hand and Stone have turned a blind eye to dangerous sexual predators.
All American businesses are bound to protect the safety of clients and customers. Massage businesses, where customers are at their most vulnerable, are no exception. In fact, one could argue convincingly that massage spas have a stronger duty to protect their customers than many other service providers. Businesses that violate this duty can be held accountable in court.
Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa, one of the nation’s largest chains of massage franchises, is facing a new wave of sexual assault allegations. But with over 100 franchise locations in America, our experienced sexual assault attorneys believe that many other survivors could be waiting to step forward. In light of the recent allegations, our lawyers have now opened a full investigation in Hand and Stone’s sexual assault policies and individual cases.
We need your help to complete this important work. If you or a loved one were assaulted at a Hand and Stone, we want to hear from you. You can learn more about legal options in a free consultation today. We can help answer your questions at no charge and no obligation. Just contact our attorneys today to see if you qualify for a case.