Sexual Misconduct and Abuse Crackdown by New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy Results in License Revocations
By Richard A. West, Esq.
Last week, the Division of Consumer Affairs (“the Division”) announced that the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy (“the Board”) has permanently revoked the license of a massage therapist who engaged in inappropriate and unwanted sexual contact with a female client during a massage session at an Atlantic County spa. The massage therapist is barred from ever working again in the State of New Jersey under a Final Order filed by the Board, the third instance in 2020 of permanent revocation of the license of massage therapist due to sexual misconduct and the ninth such revocation in the past 12 months in the state of New Jersey. This action follows actions by other professional licensing boards and the Attorney General.