Massage parlors in Texas have long been an area of concern for victims of sexual abuse.
They are frequently used for sexual services, including prostitution.
But in 2016, a woman who had been raped by a masseuse in Texas filed a federal lawsuit accusing Massage Parlors of violating federal laws prohibiting prostitution and forced labor.
The suit alleged that a masseur who worked at the Parlour of the Stars at Houston’s Cypress Ranch was also an employee of the massage parlor and had hired a man to work at the massage salon to make sex slaves.
According to the suit, the masseur, Ashley McLeod, was paid $5,000 for her services and made at least $40,000 a year.
According the lawsuit, McLeod’s work at Parlours of the Star included working “sex slave” positions in massage chairs.
The complaint said McLeod was “forced to engage in sexual acts against her will and forced to use her body in the service of the defendant.”
The lawsuit also alleged that McLeod “was not paid for her work.”
McLeod told the Houston Chronicle in 2016 that the allegations were false.
“I’m innocent of all of these things,” she said.
“They want to make it look like I’m a prostitute.
It’s not my place to make money off of this.
I’m an innocent person.”
McLean’s attorney, David Farrar, told the Associated Press that McLean was only hired to work “sex” in the massage rooms and that she had never been abused in the course of her employment.
“She’s not a sex slave, she’s a human being who wants to help people,” Farrard said.
Farrars also told the AP that Mclean had told employees that she would work with McLeod on a contract for the “services” of a “sex worker.”
“She says she’s an independent contractor, not a prostitute,” Farsar said.
McLean did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Farsars said he had been representing McLean for years.
“There are no allegations of any sexual misconduct or abuse of any kind,” he said.
He also said McLean had never used the parlor for sexual purposes.
McLeod has said she has “never had any sexual relationship” with McLean and that the allegation was “baseless.”
Mclean told the San Antonio Express-News that she “never saw a massage room, ever.”
The suit also alleged McLeod had a history of failing to comply with federal labor laws.
The lawsuit alleged that, in 2011, McLean failed to pay $9,000 in back pay for a man she hired to perform a sexual act on her.
Mclean said that man was a masseus who worked for her and that he was paid for his services.
She said the men were paid $100 a week and did not receive a single cent.
McLaVeigh, the former massage parlour owner, also faced sexual assault allegations in the 1970s.
In 1980, a federal judge ordered him to pay a woman $1.2 million for sexual abuse he committed against her.
That case, which was dismissed in 1997, stemmed from a 1978 lawsuit by a former massage therapist.
That therapist alleged McLaVaughns sex-worker service was “a major factor” in her sexual abuse of her.
She also said that McLaVaraughns abuse of his power over her made it easier for him to sexually abuse other women.
In a 1991 federal lawsuit, a former client alleged McLeVaughn assaulted her after she turned down his sexual advances.
McLeVeigh denied the allegations and said the suit was a “political attack” against him.
“It’s a distraction,” he told the New York Times.
“The issue is how are you going to fix the system?
How are you gonna get women to come forward and report and protect each other?”
The Dallas Morning News wrote in a 2017 article that McLeveigh had been sued in 1989 for $1 million for allegedly abusing a former masseuse.
The woman alleged that when she left McLevaughns service, she had “no other choice but to give him money” and then reported the abuse.
The newspaper said that a Texas court ruled that Mcleveigh “must pay her $1,000 to a lawyer” in order to avoid a trial.
In 2018, a Dallas police officer was fired after a video emerged showing him making lewd comments about a woman, who had complained about him to the police department.
The officer, Patrick McElroy, was fired in February after the video was released.
A grand jury later indicted McElroys former deputy, Jason D. Williams, on sexual battery and other charges.
A jury in March found Williams guilty of sexually assaulting a woman.
McElroys lawyer, Daniel McElrio