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Straight Man Sues Equinox Gym For Sexually Harassment After Being Stared At In Steamroom By Masturbating Men

This is the perfect reason why to bring back boathouses.

A man claims he was sexually harassed at the Equinox gym in New York City when three men in a steam room with him dropped their towels and started pleasuring themselves.

“I’m relaxing, I’m sitting in the corner, it’s very meditative,” the alleged victim said of  lunchtime steam at the Equinox gym on Broadway in Gramercy Park.

“This gentleman, sitting pretty close, his towel is open, his legs are spread and he’s looking right at me, and the guy next to him was rubbing [the man’s] inner thigh,” the victim told The Post.

“He’s looking right at me, his towel’s off and he’s masturbating,” the victim said.

He then said he panicked and thought he wouldn’t be able to escape – worried the three men might overpower him and sexually assault him.

The alleged victim then quickly left the steam room, dressed and went to the front desk to report the incident, but said staff members didn’t take any action.

He said the incident left him ‘shaken up.’

The man, identified in the court documents only by the initials GB, said he reported the incident to the gym’s front desk, but that no action was taken.

The gym, where memberships cost upwards of $200 a month. A spokeswoman for the location said staff ‘did exactly what in this case,’ adding ‘we maintain a zero-tolerance policy for any inappropriate behavior in our clubs.’ 

But GB claims the gym refused to revoke the masturbators’ memberships.   

Out thoughts and prayers are with GB and lets hope that doesn’t have PTSD issues to deal with for years to cum

 

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  1. But your Honor. Mr GB was irreparably harmed by the experience. He was a Christian Fundamentalist Minister. Married to Mrs GB for 20 years with 6 Children. GB Jr. Currently incarcerated /attending a private School. Mr GB had a luretive Amway business befrore this event. Now all he wants to do id watch Jeff Stryker Movies and masturbate alone in his room.

    I believe the next post we see on this is Mr GB settles for an undisclosed amount. Thank You Will Kohler for making my Saturday Morning! That was almost as good as the story on Fire Island Gay bar interviews in the Hot Tub!

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