FL Fitness Center Endangers Women

Jul 13, 2018

Planet Fitness Leesburg has violated Florida law and its own policy by allowing a man to sexually harass females in the women’s locker room but then terminated a woman’s membership because she objected. Liberty Counsel represents “Mrs. H.” and has demanded that Planet Fitness immediately reinstate her membership and make changes to its membership and locker room policies to prevent blatant sex-based harassment by males in the women’s facilities.

“Mrs. H.” is a survivor of a violent rape attempt. On May 29, 2018, staff at the Leesburg location revoked “Mrs. H.’s” membership after she was intimidated by and complained about the behavior of Jordan Rich in the women’s locker room. Rich claims to be “transgender,” but is obviously a man and his behavior indicates he derives enjoyment from depriving women of privacy.

Rich, dressed in gray sweatpants and a tank top, was standing in the women’s locker room, facing the mirror and pretending to apply makeup. “Mrs. H.” needed to use the restroom and politely asked him to leave.  Instead, Rich smirked and watched her in the mirror where he had a full view of every woman entering or exiting the shower and locker area. Rich remained there for at least an hour to intentionally deny “Mrs. H.” the privacy she desired. The Planet Fitness staff permitted Rich to monopolize the women’s locker room and impede “Mrs. H.’s” rightful use of it.

Rich then called 911 (listen here), as he chased “Mrs. H” in the parking lot, to complain that he had been “sexually harassed” because she asked him to leave the women’s locker room.

Rich has been involved in other incidents with women at this location. One woman reported that he exposed his naked body in the women's locker room. He was also involved in an argument with another woman over use of the tanning room.

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