Jaimie Johnson has sued an LA Fitness gym in Plano, Texas, over what she calls sexually suggestive comments and exercises that she was told to do by trainers.
Johnson is suing for deceptive trade practices and negligence because LA Fitness allegedly did not provide a 'safe' workout environment, reports CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.
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At one point, she asked the trainer why she had to do "strange exercises."
“He would answer bluntly, ‘So, I can see your chest move while you do it.' And, not in an exercising kind of way. More in a sexual way,” Johnson told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.
Johnson got a new trainer, but he also made sexually suggestive comments and sent her a vulgar text. “That’s extremely inappropriate and I felt embarrassed and ashamed and violated," she said.
When Johnson contacted LA Fitness' corporate offices, they offered her $400. Johnson was paying $200 a month and had signed a two-year contract.
Her attorney Chase Laws filed the lawsuit claiming that Johnson had suffered traumatic emotional distress and couldn’t function through her daily activities.
“I would like to have these guys realize they can’t treat women this way,” Johnson said.
Source: CBS Dallas-Fort Worth