More than a dozen massage therapists at Massage Envy have been accused of sexual misconduct, according to a report published on BuzzFeed on Sunday.
The report cited lawsuits and police reports, accusing the nation’s largest message company of ignoring more than 175 cases. of sexual assault and misconduct.
Massage Envy has more than 1,000 franchises in 49 states, including a franchise in Framingham on Route 9. At this time, there is no indictaion of any reports against the Framingham location.
Massage Envy issued a statement on its website stating the incidents described in the BuzzFeed report were “heartbreaking for us and for the franchisees that operate Massage Envy locations.”
“Even one incident is too many. That’s why we will never stop reinforcing to our franchisees the importance of a safe environment,” said the company, in its statement. “It’s why we are constantly listening, learning and looking at how we can do more, including how we support franchised locations with best practices in handling these incidents and supporting their clients.”