If you or a loved one were sexually assaulted at a Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Pennsylvania, our experienced lawyers can help. You may be able to pursue a civil lawsuit for financial compensation and hold the responsible parties accountable.
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Our lawyers have launched a full investigation into sexual assaults at Hand and Stone. Join our investigation by speaking out today. Contact us now for a free consultation to start the process.
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Meet Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Lawyer: Brian Kent, Esq.
Mr. Kent is a partner at Laffey Bucci & Kent, LLP. As a former sex crimes prosecutor, Mr. Kent has worked with survivors of sexual abuse for his entire career. He now leads a team of former sex crimes prosecutors who only represent survivors of sex abuse, sexual assault and sex trafficking in civil cases. Mr. Kent is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois.
Dozens of women have accused massage therapists at Hand and Stone franchise locations across the country of sexual assault. Our experienced attorneys, after taking on Massage Envy in a number of similar cases, have opened a full investigation into this emerging issue.
If you or a loved one were assaulted at a Stone and Hand in Pennsylvania, our committed PA sexual assault lawyers are here to help.
Filing A Massage Sexual Assault Lawsuit In Pennsylvania
With multiple sexual assaults reported in Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland and Canada, we believe that many other victims have yet to step forward.
Pennsylvania stands at the center of this emerging issue. In 2017, two massage therapists who worked at Hand and Stone locations in Langhorne and Philadelphia were convicted for sexual offenses. One man, 37-year-old David Elijah Ward, was accused of assaulting two female clients at the franchise's Langhorne shop. Both men lost their Pennsylvania massage licenses after the convictions were entered.
PA Hand & Stone Locations
Stone and Hand Massage and Facial Spa has over 100 locations in North America, with 34 franchises in Pennsylvania:
- Philadelphia (5 locations)
- Huntingdon Valley
- Willow Grove
- North Wales
- Blue Bell
- King of Prussia
- Newtown Square
- Glen Mills
- Kennett Square
- Camp Hill
- Center Valley
If sexual assaults have yet to be reported in connection to these additional locations, a new wave of sexual assault lawsuits could be on the way.
A Massage Spa's Legal Duties
Every business in America, including massage spas, have an ethical and legal obligation to provide their clients with adequate protection against dangerous sexual predators. Massage businesses, in particular, must be careful to adequately background check prospective employees and ensure that their massage licenses are up to date.
All of these steps are designed to keep clients safe, but in recent lawsuits, sexual assault survivors accuse Hand and Stone franchises of failing to do so. Lawsuits are also being filed against Hand and Stone's corporate office, with claims that the company's executives failed to put in place adequate franchise-level measures to filter out dangerous sexual predators.
Many victims have also taken issue with Hand and Stone's protocols for reporting assault to law enforcement and following up with victims after assault complaints have been filed.
Contact A Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Attorney Now
Were you or a loved one assaulted while receiving a massage at a Hand and Stone spa in Pennsylvania? Contact our experienced attorneys today to help in our investigation. You can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation.