Lifetime Television, 111 8th Avenue New York, NY 1001: Do not air The Client List.
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Lifetime Television, 111 8th Avenue New York, NY 1001
The Client List Original Series

Lifetime Television, 111 8th Avenue New York, NY 1001: Do not air The Client List.

    1. Steve Valiquette, LMT
    2. Petition by

      Steve Valiquette, LMT

      SPRING HILL, FL

"The Client List" is a series that perpetuates the misconception that Massage Therapy includes inappropriate sexual contact. Massage Therapists are trained healthcare professionals and in most states are licensed and regulated by state medical boards. They adhere to a code of ethics and in some cases are under higher ethical standards than other healthcare professionals - because of these very same misconceptions. Many therapists are now working in doctor's offices and hospitals and providing valuable therapeutic services. "The Client List" is a huge step backwards. We ask that the entire series is pulled. We will note any advertiser that supports this series and will petition them directly.

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    1. Advertisers are responding!

      Steve Valiquette, LMT
      Petition Organizer

      Several national advertisers have responded to our protest and have pulled their ads. Please support Green Giant, Kelloggs, Bissell and a major memory-foam mattress-makes who's name I legally cannot mention ( they have a temper!).

      Please continue to get this petition out in front of your friends and associates to sign. The more signatures we get -- the more influence we have on getting The Client List off the air!

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
    3. Still in the first day of petitioning and we have almost 250 supporters!

      Steve Valiquette, LMT
      Petition Organizer

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    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Over 100 signatures in less than 6 hours!

      Steve Valiquette, LMT
      Petition Organizer

      Everyone is quickly seeing in a very united way the inappropriateness of "The Client List". Soon we'll be at 1000 signatures and our voice will be heard at Lifetime! I'll keep you all updated with our progress. Please share the link below with your friends.

    6. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Richard Biesanz CORNING, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      My daughter is a licensed massage therapist. I am proud of the healing work that she does, and the sacrifice of considerable money and time that was involved in acquiring her skills. I strongly resent the stereotype linking massage with prostitution.

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    • Stephanie Roberts SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • about 2 years ago

      It has been difficult enough to get past the sexual services "Massage Parlor" stigma without shows like this encouraging it to continue!

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    • Richard Jay Gibson MURPHY, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a provider and medical massage practitioner of over 12 years I have worked tirelessly over the past 11 years to build a practice and referral source from several Orthopedic surgeons and MDs this is a disgrace to the Massage/Manual Therapy community Lifetime should be shut down. I hope a law suite is sought on this case and I will more than glad to donate my hard earned money and ask for the involvement of my Attorney in this legal matter!!!!

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      • over 2 years ago

      This show makes me so angry. It misrepresents what we as LMT's are trained to do. We work to help others heal. The mere suggestion of associating prostitution with massage is degrading and puts me and every other LMT in danger. Please stop producing and airing this show.

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    • laura elliott HENDERSON, NV
      • over 2 years ago

      I am tired of women being represented as sexual servants to men. I do not need to take my profession I work very hard to help others with and have it and myself be degraded and discriminated against for someone else's mindless entertainment value.

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