In the midst of the ongoing sex assault crisis in Spain, a lawsuit has been filed against two law firms and a lawyer.
The Spanish government announced it was launching a criminal investigation into the firm of lawyers Alberto Johnston and Alexis Johnson for allegedly colluding with prosecutors to cover up sexual assault allegations against them.
The case was filed in March, and it alleges that the two attorneys violated Spanish law by not disclosing their work injury attorneys as a means to avoid possible charges.
The attorneys also allegedly conspired to conceal their work injuries from prosecutors and the public.
The lawsuit is the latest example of sexual assault crisis across Europe, including in the United Kingdom, where a woman was raped in a London hotel room.
At least 15,000 women in France, Italy and Spain have reported sexual assaults by male assailants.
In Spain, sexual assault victims, including the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, were allegedly subjected to intimidation and violence by the attorneys.
The two lawyers have since left the country, according to The Guardian newspaper, but a source close to the case confirmed to The Huffington Pao that the firm will remain active in Spain.