Sexual Assault Allegations Spark 5th Lawsuit Against Miami Spa

MIAMI, FL— June 20, 2011 – A North Florida woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a massage therapist at a Miami spa, who was already being investigated for the alleged sexual assault of two other women, filed a lawsuit against the resort on June 16, 2011. According to information provided by NBC Miami, the accused spa worker was arrested in both February and May after two additional customers claimed to have been sexually assaulted by him while undergoing massages.

Lynn Scruggs, who contended she was groped by a message therapist at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in September 2010, brought on the most recent sexual assault lawsuit. According to the civil suit, 27-year-old spa employee David Munoz was giving Scruggs a body scrub in a private room when he touched her inappropriately.  
The lawsuit names Doral Golf Resort and Spa on the basis that the spa allowed Munoz to continue massaging women even though he was being investigated for alleged assaults on two other female customers. When Miami-Dade police officials arrested the spa employee in February, he reportedly told them that he “lost his head” while massaging some women.

The lawsuit alleges that after Munoz touched Scruggs inappropriately, he apologized and pressed her to keep the incident to herself. Though the alleged sexual assault victim has yet to file a criminal complaint against Munoz, her lawsuit against the Doral spa is underway. Reports did not provide details into any of the other four lawsuits pending against the Miami resort.

According to statistics provided by the National Institute of Justice & Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 17.7 million American women (1 out of every 6 American women) have been victims of attempted or completed rape.

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Working closely with advocacy groups such as the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), the Miami sexual assault attorneys of Gerson & Schwartz are dedicated to protecting and enforcing the rights of rape and sexual assault victims. With more than 30 years of experiencing litigating a variety of complex injury and assault claims, the Florida injury attorneys of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. will fight to help victims of sexual assault and rape obtain the justice a compensation they deserve.

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