Equinox Gym Slapped with Sexual Assault Suit

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A Canadian man is suing Equinox, claiming sexual assault by a yoga instructor at one of the luxury gym brand’s San Francisco locations.

Colin Heilbut, 33, transferred his membership from Toronto when he moved to San Francisco. His lawyers told Yahoo Lifestyle that Heilbut was banned from the gym for life without being given a reason after he complained about having been assaulted by a yoga instructor.

“Why did [Equinox] take negative action against Heilbut because he complained? They wouldn’t state specifically when he asked them point-blank why his membership was being revoked,” Heilbut’s lawyer, Lawrence Organ, told Yahoo. “They wouldn’t say the particular reasons why, but there was sort of an implication that it was his complaint about the abuse and the assault.”

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