FLATIRON, NY – A member of high-end gym Equinox claims in a new lawsuit the club failed to properly address his report of being surrounded by men masturbating in a steam room at the gym according to a new lawsuit,
The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, says the man was sitting in the steam room in November when he realized he was surrounded by three men, all of whom were looking at him while touching each other. The man said he was at the Equinox gymnasium located at 897 Broadway.
In the lawsuit, the man said he was “confronted by three unknown men in the steam shower, who took off their towels, looked at the complainant and began to masturbate near the complainant.”
“I was like, ‘No escape, I’m going to be sexually assaulted,'” he told the New York Post, which first reported on the trial.
The man, identified in court documents only by the initials GB, said he reported the incident to the gym reception, but no action was taken. His lawyer told the Post that Equinox refused to revoke the memberships of the other men in the steam room.
“Equinox is thoroughly investigating all member complaints, and that is exactly what it has done in this case,” an Equinox spokesperson said in a statement. “We maintain a zero tolerance policy for any inappropriate behavior in our clubs.”
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