New Sex Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Doral Golf Resort & Spa
Suit Says Massage Therapist Sexually Assaulted Woman During Massage
A press event to announce the filing of a new lawsuit against a luxury Miami-area spa for the sexual assault of a woman during a massage
TODAY, June 16- 1:00pm at the Law Offices of Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A., 18205 Biscayne Blvd., #2218, Miami (entrance next to Starbucks, elevator to second floor)
A Miami attorney who has represented hundreds of victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse nationwide, including 4 other women who have filed suit against the spa
JEFF HERMAN, a nationally-recognized advocate for survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation, announces the filing of a new lawsuit against the DORAL GOLF RESORT & SPA for the sexual assault of a young woman during the course of a massage at the resort’s spa.
According to the lawsuit, the woman was sexually assaulted by DAVID MUNOZ, a massage therapist at the luxury spa, in September 2010. The suit says that the victim reported her sexual assault to the spa manager that same day, but that Munoz continued to work at the spa. Herman represents another woman who says she was sexually assaulted by Munoz after that report.
This is the fifth lawsuit Herman has filed against the spa for the sexual assault of women by a massage therapist, and the third involving Munoz. Two women have sued the resort saying that another massage therapist, JOHN PACHECO, sexually assaulted them during a massage.
Munoz has been criminally charged in Miami-Dade County for assaulting multiple female massage clients. According to today’s lawsuit, he was also accused in a 2008 police report of sexually assaulting a young woman during a massage while working for another employer.
Scruggs v. Marriott International Inc., et al., was filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court this morning. Copies of the Complaint will be available at the press event, along with a statement from the victim.
Jeff Herman 305 931 2200 office, firstname.lastname@example.org
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