We work with the hotels security, they know their hotels better than we do, Hernandez said.
Burgese was treated and released from Mount Sinai Medical Center. The suit specifies damages in excess of $150,000.
The couple lives with their three children in a $670,000, five-bedroom, Tudor-style estate in Medford, a suburb of Philadelphia. The lawsuit, first reported in The Philadelphia Daily News, went viral Monday, providing fodder for radio talk shows.
They are not doing this for the money, Rogers said. They want justice.
Rogers said that Anna Burgess has been ridiculed over the incident.
She is the butt of a number of jokes and people are drawing conclusions about her appearance which are not founded. This does nothing to encourage other victims to come forward, he said.
One tourist who fell victim to South Beachs thriving escort trade was from Burgeses backyard.
In 2010, former Philadelphia TV weatherman John Bolaris claimed that he was taken to the cleaners by a group of Latvian Bar Girls who swindled him for $43,000 in bogus booze charges billed to his AMEX card. He met the B-girls at the Delano hotel. Three men accused of running the ring out of various South Beach clubs were convicted in December.
Prostitution scandals are not new at W Hotels elsewhere in the country.
In March 2012, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former chief of the International Monetary Fund and French presidential candidate, came under scrutiny over his alleged involvement in a prostitution ring that operated out of several hotels, including the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. One of the prostitutes claimed that Strauss-Kahn violently raped her during a sex party at the hotel in December 2010. French prosecutors dropped the case after the hooker recanted, telling investigators that the sex had been consensual.
In 2009, police arrested two prostitutes after an undercover sting at the W Hotel in Buckhead outside of Atlanta, and complaints have been made about prostitution at W hotels in Dallas, San Francisco and New York where hookers allegedly charged $990 for sex at the hotel, billing it to Gotham Steaks.
Starwood released a statement on Tuesday:
"We truly regret that this incident occurred and that one of our guests was injured. The safety and security of our guests is our paramount priority, and we are taking this situation very seriously. Some of the information being reported, especially the claims that there were multiple persons attacking our guest, is incorrect. Due to pending litigation, we are unable to comment further at this time."