NYSC, Lucille Roberts charged members 'illegal dues' during pandemic: NY AG suit

A view outside the New York Sports Clubs gym as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 18, 2020 in New York City.
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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The company that owns New York Sports Clubs and Lucille Roberts refused to freeze gym-goers' memberships after the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered its fitness centers and “actively prevented” some members from canceling, a lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General on Wednesday charges. 

Attorney General Letitia James sued Town Sports International Holdings Inc. on Wednesday, claiming its gyms unlawfully charged members while they were closed during the pandemic and employed “illegal and fraudulent practices” to sidestep members’ cancellation rights.