The owner of a Fredericton rubs down remedy medical institution wherein Pierre West filmed mystery films of his clients says she continues to be in “total surprise and disbelief” approximately what he did.
Jolanta Kurz envisioned she worked with West for about ten years at Myoflex Massage and Rejuvenation Clinic. According to an obituary, West died in January of complications from more than one sclerosis.
In an interview on Friday, Kurz remembered Wust as a quiet and great guy.
“I failed to see any red flags,” Kurz said. “I don’t suppose anybody did suspect it.”
The recordings have been located by the executor of West’s will after his January loss of life, in keeping with the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick.
Neither police nor the university has stated how many human beings had been filmed.
A Fredericton regulation firm instructed CBC News Friday as a minimum of two dozen ladies who had been secretly filmed had contacted the company.
Steven Barnett, an associate at Foster and Company, said the range of sufferers contacting the firm has been rising “on day by day basis.”
Women have been coming near the regulation firm after phrase travelled on social media approximately a capacity class-movement lawsuit, Barnett stated.
“I think the issue at this factor in time is that no longer all of the ladies had been diagnosed,” he said.
“From my knowledge, the investigators with the police are still actively looking to pick out and speak to sufferers.”
The regulation firm is operating with another Halifax-primarily based firm, McKiggan Hebert, which does elegance action paintings throughout Atlantic Canada, Barnett said.
No documents for a proposed elegance-movement lawsuit were filed in courtroom.
No signal of sharing
After getting to know about the secret motion pictures, the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick employed its investigator, who decided no other current or former massage therapists knew of West’s conduct.
It additionally observed no evidence he posted or shared the recordings on-line or gave them to everyone else.
Wust’s will lists legal professional Robert Jackson because the executor and trustee. Jackson declined to remark.
Kurz said she determined out approximately the recordings when police showed as much as her sanatorium in February, or three weeks after West died.
“Police came to my hospital, and they appeared in different rooms, simply seeking to set up if there are any recording gadgets inside the health centre,” Kurz stated.
“They failed to discover whatever. That’s the remaining I heard from them. They in no way contacted me again.”
Kurz stated police suspected Wust used a “pencil-like” device to make the recordings.
Wust’s obituary says he stopped training on the give up of 2017 due to his fitness, but Kurz said he did some administrative paintings for her after that.
Number of viable victims unclear
The Fredericton Police Force declined an interview about the Wust case on Friday.
So far, police have handiest stated they’re investigating “a complaint of voyeurism in opposition to a deceased man or woman.”
“We are confident that there’s no further danger to the general public, and are presently within the procedure of contacting any ability victims,” police spokesperson Alycia Bartlett said on Thursday.