NJ woman Anna Burgese claims she was beaten by gang of prostitutes at South Beach's W Hotel

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MIAMI BEACH, Florida (CBSMiami/AP) - A New Jersey woman filed suit against the owners of the W Hotel on Miami Beach Monday, claiming she and her husband were jumped and assaulted by a gang of prostitutes outside of the hotel earlier this year.

According to the lawsuit, 34-year-old Anna Burgese said she was walking through the W Hotel's lobby on January 19 when she "was the subject of a completely unprovoked, sudden, and brutal attack." The lawsuit stated that Burgese was "grabbed from behind and thrown with great force into a stone wall head-first."

The group also attacked Burgese's husband, Joseph, according to the complaint.

The Burgeses' lawsuit claimed that the W Hotel is "frequented by prostitutes" and that the hotel, "fosters a prostitute-friendly environment where prostitutes are permitted to market themselves on the premises, as evidenced by, among other things, the reviews left on various travel websites by former guests."

According to the complaint, the Burgeses said Miami Beach Police said the prostitutes may have been under the influence and confused Anna as "competition, i.e., another prostitute who was capturing business at the hotel."

The complaint said hotel staff "knew who the attackers were" and then "claimed ignorance as to the identity of the attackers."

Philadelphia lawyer Lance Rogers says Joseph Burgese was a few steps ahead of his wife and fought the women off with his crutches.

The only thing not mentioned anywhere in the complaint was if/when Miami Beach Police were notified of the alleged attack and any result from that notification.

Starwood Hotels released the following statement on the alleged attack: "We truly regret that this incident occurred and that one of our guests was injured. Because of the pending litigation, we are unable to comment further at this time."

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