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By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Sexual Harassment on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
Man Files Suit Against Sports Clips Alleging Sexual Molestation by Barber

Kristensen Weisberg, LLP, on behalf of their client, Chase McGill, announced they have filed a lawsuit against national franchise SPORT CLIPS, a local franchise, and one of its barber/stylists, Jose Luis Aguilar, for sexual assault and sexual battery, for negligent hiring, supervision and retention, among other claims.

The plaintiff, McGill, came into the Sport Clips in Salinas for a haircut on April 30, 2019. Immediately upon being seated in defendant Aguilar’s chair, McGill was repeatedly fondled by Aguilar without consent. McGill, feeling uncomfortable, mentioned this repeated unwanted contact. Unfortunately, it escalated to the point of Aguilar grabbing McGill’s testicles. Mr. McGill then explicitly expressed his non-consent by physically rebuking the unwanted advances, pushing off Aguilar.

When McGill called the police, the police spoke with a Sports Clips manager who admitted they received three other similar complaints against Aguilar. Sport Clips even had three videos of Aguilar harassing or assaulting other customer before McGill. Despite all of this information, Sport Clips continued to employ Aguilar leading to the assault on Mr. McGill.

“This is one of the most unconscionable cases I’ve ever seen,” said John Kristensen, Attorney for the Plaintiff. “Sport Clips was fully aware of the history of complaints against Aguilar, yet they continued to employ him. This reckless disregard essentially approved Aguilar’s behavior and led to the sexual assault of my client.”

The complaint was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Monterey, Monterey Division Courthouse as a complaint for damages and a demand for a jury trial.

If you have information regarding this incident or any victims related to this case, please contact the attorneys at Kristensen Weisberg, LLP at (310) 507-7924.

A copy of the complaint is available for download here.