Pa. Woman Sues Pressley Ridge CEO for Alleged Sex Assault, Hypnosis on His 'Magic Couch'

Patroski's attorney, Violet Grayson, said that she was allowed to see a copy of a 10-page report prepared after the internal investigation in which Finnell admitted to the relaxation sessions, but denied using hypnosis or that he sexually assaulted any of the employees.

She questioned the thoroughness of the investigation and suggested the report was something of a "cover up."

The lawsuit, Grayson said, was filed the day after she flew from New York to Pennsylvania to view the report, which she was not allowed a copy.

Finnell is the subject of a police investigation, according to the lawsuit. The McCandless Police Department chief did not return messages seeking comment, but Patroski said she has been questioned by police for a total of six or seven hours.

No charges have been filed.

Grayson said they were seeking the $5 million in damages, in large part because of the huge emotional toll on her client.

"I know what it's done to my family and how it's affected my kids and how it's affected my husband," Patroski said.

Patroski said that when she began this process, she was never out to hurt Pressley Ridge.

"I really enjoyed my job," she said. "I really enjoyed the company."

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