A Virginia man has filed suit against a D.C. massage therapist who he said sexually assaulted him.
Marrett Ceo said he walked into the Hai Gloss Nail and Beauty Spa in Northwest for a facial and a massage in February 2016.
"I wanted to look younger, healthier," Ceo said. "An innocent day off turned into a nightmare."
Ceo said his masseur, Hai Huynh, put a tea bag over each of his eyes. After that, he said Huynh sexually assaulted him.
Ceo said he then yelled at Huynh to stop, put on his clothes and called police.
"I feel violated, betrayed," Ceo said.
According to court documents, Huynh was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a patient or client, and he pleaded not guilty.
Ceo has hired attorney Dawn Jackson of Jackson & Associates to file a civil suit against Hai Huynh Enterprises.
"He's not asking that this complaint to be filed under seal. He wants other men, other victims to come forward," Jackson said.
"I'm going to be one victim that is not going to be in the shadows any longer," Ceo said. "It's about coming forward and holding people accountable for their actions."
A trial date is set for Feb. 26, 2018.
An employee of the spa said Huynh was not available. News4 was unable to reach his public defender.