Hotel Cos. Complicit In Ga. Sex Trafficking, 4 Suits Allege

Law360 (August 27, 2019, 7:13 PM EDT) -- Hotel companies including Red Roof Inns, Choice Hotels and La Quinta have been hit with lawsuits in Georgia federal court by four women who accuse them of knowingly allowing sex trafficking on their premises.

The accusers — proceeding anonymously as Jane Does 1, 2, 3 and 4 — say in separate complaints filed Monday that the owners, managers and employees of Red Roof Inns Inc., Choice Hotels International Inc. and La Quinta Worldwide LLC were complicit for years in a transactional cycle of hotel sex trafficking that involved buyers, sellers and the hospitality venues themselves.

"Defendants, for a fee, provided the...

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