Ann Arbor Hotels Named In Human Trafficking Lawsuit

. February 29, 2020.

A Michigan woman who was a victim of human trafficking between 2003 and 2008 has filed a lawsuit against two major hotel companies, Marriott and InterContinental, for their failure to intervene. The case, filed in December, claims that the woman was taken to hotel rooms at Holiday Inn Express in Detroit and Fairfield Inn in Ann Arbor, where she was held captive, and despite signs that something was going on, no staff members came to her aid. The victim, only 17 when the incidents began, joins over 30 lawsuits filed around the country aimed at holding hotel owners responsible for failing to help prevent sex trafficking in their properties.

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