New Sex Abuse Lawsuits Filed Against Doral Resort & Spa

DORAL (CBS4) – Two more sexual abuse lawsuits were filed Tuesday against the Doral Golf Resort & Spa by women who claim to have been sexually assaulted during a massage at the Marriott Resort luxury spa.

This brings the total number of lawsuits against the luxury resort to four. The newest lawsuits, filed by attorney Jeffrey Herman, allege the two women were assaulted during a massage in the spa, which is also affiliated with the Pritikin Longevity Center.

A woman identified as “Jane Doe No. 3” accused masseur David Munoz, 27, of sexually assaulting her in 2010.

Munoz has already been charged with one count of sexual battery in the first lawsuit in which “Jane Doe No. 1” sued the resort and Pritikin for more than $5 million. The first victim claims the assault took place in January of 2011.

“Jane Doe No. 4” claimed masseur John J. Pacheco sexually assaulted her during a massage as well in 2010. He’s the same masseur named in “Jane Doe No. 2’s” complaint, filed in February. The status of Pacheco’s criminal investigation is unknown.

After the first incident, Doral Golf Resort and Spa released this statement:

“The authorities are currently investigating the matter. We are cooperating fully during the investigation. Because this is an ongoing investigation and we respect the privacy of all our guests and associates, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

Through its public relations agency, Pritikin denied any connection with the incident.

“While Pritikin leases space at the Doral Resort for its medical, fitness and dining facilities, and uses the spa facility for its customers, Pritikin did not employ the massage therapist, and the customer was never a customer of Pritikin,” the company said in a statement. “Pritikin does not own, operate or manage the Doral Spa, and does not employ any of its staff.”


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