Portsmouth lawyer’s suit alleges hotels ignore sex trafficking. Hotels want it tossed.

PORTSMOUTH — Four hotel chains, accused of ignoring sex trafficking on their properties, have filed motions for the suit to be dismissed.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire by Portsmouth lawyer Michael Rainboth on behalf of a client identified by her initials, described as a “vulnerable adult” and a survivor of sex trafficking in New Hampshire. Rainboth’s Dec. 9 suit is filed against Best Western International, Intercontinental Hotels Corporation, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, and Marriott International. He alleges the hotels ignored “the open and obvious presence of sex trafficking on their properties, enjoying the profit from rooms rented for this explicit and apparent purpose instead.”

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