Sexual Misconduct

Massage therapists sue Grand Del Mar hotel over client sexual harassment

Massage therapists sue Grand Del Mar hotel over client sexual harassment

Two certified massage therapists are suing San Diego’s five-star resort, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, alleging management failed to protect them from repeated inappropriate sexual behavior by certain clients.

The two women, who no longer work at the golfing and spa resort in Carmel Valley, say managers acted too little or too late to ban the male clients or stop them from uncovering while on the massage table and asking for explicit touching.

Plaintiffs Christina Murphy and Madeline Flores allege that at least four other female massage therapists — who are not named in the lawsuit — were victimized in the same manner over an 11-year span.

Attorneys for Murphy and Flores...

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