In a new article in Fortune magazine, a former sun tanner who once went by the name Radiance Tanning Salon claims she has been attacked for her “soul” by fellow tanning professionals.
In a new piece published by Fortune, a woman named Rachel is quoted as saying that she was attacked by a fellow tanner named Sam on her Facebook page in January.
“He started attacking me,” Rachel said.
“I’m a big girl and he’s a big boy.
I had to tell him I wasn’t going to go in there, I was not going to talk to him.”
According to Rachel, she left the salon for good after the assault, but that did not stop her from pursuing a legal claim against Sam and Radiance.
“I’ve tried to make it clear to him that I was a victim, not a victimizer,” she told Fortune.
“And he never cared.
I never had a problem with him.
It was just one of those things where it was like, ‘He wants to make me feel better.’
He’s a very aggressive, controlling person.
It’s like he was telling me to shut up and listen to him.
And I was just like, why?
He doesn’t need me.
I just want to feel safe.”
In an article in March, Fortune Magazine also detailed the assault that Rachel alleges took place in the summer of 2014.
In the article, Rachel claims that Sam, the former owner of Radiance, made sexual advances toward her on multiple occasions.
“He said that I should be a prostitute because I look pretty,” she said in the article.
“In the middle of all that, he grabbed my breasts and he made me feel so uncomfortable that I decided to leave.”
According for the article in May, Sam later told Rachel that she would not be returning to Radiance “because of the harassment.”
Sam later told Fortune that he was “disappointed” by the article and had “nothing further to add.”
The Huffington Post reached out to Radience for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.
Radiance Tannery Salon is located at 1001 East Jefferson St., San Francisco, CA 94102.