Her massage was finished and Kishonna Jenkins was left alone in the room of the Midtown business to dress. That’s when she noticed a camera on the ceiling, partially covered by a towel, according to a lawsuit filed in Fulton County State Court.
Jenkins confronted John Kunihiro, the owner of Art of Healing, and called Atlanta police, the lawsuit states. But by the time an officer arrived at the Ridgeway Avenue business, Kunihiro had removed the camera.
“(Art of Healing) had a duty to its customers to provide a private area for its massage customers to change clothes that was free of video recording devices,” the lawsuit states.
But according to an Atlanta police report, the camera was not in working order and the wiring was not attached. A manager told the police officer the room had recently been converted into a massage room and the camera had not been removed.
“The wiring had been rolled up and placed into a corner unattached to the camera or monitor,” the police report states.
No criminal charges were filed.
According to the lawsuit, the incident happened on Feb. 1. The police report states that it occurred on March 1.
Art of Healing did not immediately respond Tuesday afternoon to an email or voicemail regarding the lawsuit. On Wednesday, a business spokesman said he was unaware of the lawsuit. The business has been in operation since 2000, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. A second location is in Sandy Springs, according to the company’s website.
“Our therapists are trained in a multitude of areas and our priority is getting to know the needs of individuals and developing personalized health plans to provide the best care possible to increase serenity and overall well-being,” the Art of Healing website states.
Jenkins, who is represented by Atlanta attorney J. Wickliffe Cauthorn, is seeking a trial by jury and unspecified damages. Cauthorn did not immediately respond to a message left Tuesday afternoon.
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