CHICAGO – A Cook County man alleges he was sexually assaulted while showering at a Chicago gym.
The man, identified in the complaint as "Victim A," filed a complaint on Nov. 2 in Cook County Circuit Court against Capital Fitness Inc., and affiliated entities, alleging negligence and premises liability.
According to the complaint, on Dec. 7, 2016, plaintiff was lawfully on defendants' premises as a gym member when a perpetrator allegedly sexually assaulted him while he was taking a shower. The plaintiff alleges he immediately informed the defendants of the incident and learned that there had been multiple reports of sexual assault by the perpetrator, who was using a membership card that was not tied to a picture.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly carelessly and negligently failed to protect patrons from sexual assault and failed to provide adequate security on the premises for patrons' safety.
The plaintiff seeks judgment in a sum in excess of the minimum jurisdictional requirements of the court, plus costs and any other relief the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Dean J. Caras in Chicago.
Circuit Court of Cook County Case number 18-L-011933