Yet Another Massage Envy Spa Employee Arrested for Sexual Assault

Luongo Bellwoar LLP Represents Several Victims in Lawsuit Against Massage Envy Franchise
WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Nov. 23, 2015 - PRLog -- Despite the Massage Envy franchise’s insistence that all franchisees complete thorough reference and background checks before hiring, yet another employee was arrested for an alleged sexual assault on a customer. This time, a Henrico County, VA, Massage Envy employee – Daeshawn Bullard – was arrested for Forcible Object Sexual Penetration which allegedly occurred during a massage on a female customer. Although Massage Envy issued a statement that they “take these allegations very seriously” and have since fired Bullard, these actions immediately following an arrest of an employee are not enough to gloss over long standing policies that foster a nationwide culture.

The attorneys at LUONGO BELLWOAR LLP are members of the National Crime Victims Bar Association and are currently litigating cases against Massage Envy for sexually assaulting customers in several states. A PA criminal complaint filed this year alleges that massage therapist James Deiter molested a female victim at the Massage Envy Spa in West Goshen, and the story’s media attention encouraged several other victims to step forward. After his arrest, Deiter provided police with the names of several more victims he assaulted in the spa. In another recent criminal complaint, Massage Envy employee Marcus James Stevenson was accused of sexual assault in Columbia, SC. Police have so far been unable to locate the massage therapist. Any additional victims are urged to contact police.

If you have been a victim of abuse by a massage therapist, LUONGO BELLWOAR LLP encourages you to contact your local police department and seek counseling and guidance from your local crime victim’s center.  And if you would like to know your rights in the civil justice system, call our office and speak with one of our attorneys. We also offer a Crime Victims Handbook as a resource to help victims through the difficult process.



LUONGO BELLWOAR LLP is a Chester County, PA law firm that represents the rights of crime victims in the civil justice system. Attorneys Stanley E. Luongo, Jr. and Thomas B. Bellwoar have over 45 years of combined experience in the practice of law. The law firm is located in downtown West Chester, PA.
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Location:West Chester - Pennsylvania - United States
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