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Woman alleges massage therapist at Allentown spa assaulted her during session

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By Marian Johns | Jan 9, 2020

Massage

PHILADELPHIA – An Allentown nail salon and spa is facing a lawsuit filed by a California woman who alleges one of its massage therapists assaulted her during a session. 

G.B. filed a complaint Dec. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Jade Nails Hair Spa, Allen Nhin and others alleging assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent supervision and hiring, negligence, vicarious liability and sex trade liability. 

G.B. alleges she visited Jade Spa on Dec. 24, 2017, to receive massage therapy for her neck and back pain. She alleges that during the massage performed by Nhin, he inappropriately massaged her breasts and other areas. 

The suit states a year after the incident when she filed charges against Nhin, it was discovered he had been previously arrested in July of 2016 and charged with aggravated and indecent assault without consent.

G.B. seeks damages, a trial by jury and all other just relief. She is represented by Christopher Booth of The Booth Law Firm in Philadelphia. 

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 19-6093

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