Savage Love Hey, Those Aren’t Stress Balls!
posted by January 17 at 9:45 AMon
A judge in Halifax, Nova Scotia, had this to say about a case before his court:
“This could be a letter from Savage Love.”
A Halifax man offered to help two women—an aunt and her niece—move the younger woman’s belongings into her new apartment. All he asked in exchange was a chance to practice the “reflexology” massage technique he was studying at school.
Once the move was completed, the aunt was first to get the massage.
In her niece’s bedroom, boxes still unopened, Fells told her to lie down. The door was closed. Blankets and pillows were piled on her chest, ostensibly to keep her warm. He told her to read out loud to relax, and he handed her her niece’s yearbook.
She could not see what the man was doing.
“I’m thinking, ‘This is kind of strange,’” the woman testified. [She was told to move her feet back and forth like “windshield wipers.] “Fells told her this was simply a new technique. The woman said she felt something spongy and soft on her feet as she moved them back and forth….
Like her aunt, [the younger woman] was told to lie down as pillows and blankets were pilled on her chest. Like her aunt, she could no longer see the man. The woman said Fells was rubbing “objects” against her feet.
She wanted to believe they were “stress balls.” Soon, she would come to think otherwise.