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11-20-2018, 07:48 AM

Man sues spa for giving him an X-rated massage
By Julia Marsh and Elizabeth Rosner
November 19, 2018 | 11:12pm | Updated November 20, 2018 | 7:18am

Living Fresh Men's Spa on 44 W. 22nd St. David McGlynn

A man’s massage in Chelsea had an unhappy ending — and now he’s suing over it.

Ronnie Arnau, of Woodland Park, NJ, says he visited the upscale Living Fresh Men’s Spa on West 22nd Street with his husband :eek: on Sept. 8, thinking he was getting a massage and facial.

Arnau, 34, lay face down on a table, clad only in a towel, as masseur Pei Tian began “what appeared to be a normal massage,” according to his Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.

But 10 minutes into the session, Tian started to focus “exclusively on Arnau’s buttocks for an inordinate amount of time, making Arnau very uncomfortable,” court papers say.

“As Arnau became more and more uncomfortable with Tian’s focus on his buttocks, Tian moved his fingers below Arnau’s buttocks and began caressing” his privates, the suit says.

“At no point had Arnau indicated, orally or otherwise, that he consented to Tian touching his penis. Nor did he ever indicate any desire for him to do so,” according to the lawsuit.

Arnau was so shocked by Tian’s actions that “he completely froze” until the masseur “threw off his towel and told him to turn over,” the suit says.

“At that point, having shaken off his initial state of shock, Arnau abruptly rose from the massage table and demanded that Tian leave the room,” according to court papers.

The rattled client immediately called cops, who arrived and arrested Tian, the suit says.

The worker was charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse, according to court papers, although an NYPD source said there is no record of the arrest.

Tian did not return a message seeking comment, but a receptionist at Living Fresh Men’s Spa told The Post that the masseur still works for the company.

The receptionist, who would provide only his first name, Sean, added that Tian had been with the spa for a decade. The worker said he hadn’t heard of the allegations.

“It’s not that kind of spa,” Sean insisted.

Arnau’s suit, which seeks unspecified damages, says the spa’s owners know about the business’ illicit rubdowns but do nothing to stop them.

A recent Yelp review by a “Mr. M.” says he went in for an upper-back rub and instead, the therapist “immediately started massaging my ass.”

The spa’s owners did not return a call seeking comment, nor did Arnau or his lawyer.