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Sexual Harassment News: UCLA Gynecologist Sexually Abused Patients

by HB Sexual Harassment Legal Team

06/11/2019

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UCLA rocked by charges that former staff gynecologist sexually abused patients

UCLA came under public scrutiny Monday over its handling of a former staff gynecologist who has been charged with sexual battery and exploitation during his treatment of two patients at a university facility.

UCLA acknowledged first receiving a complaint against Dr. James Mason Heaps in 2017; he was placed on leave the following year, but the university did not publicize the reason for his departure until this week. That decision is now the subject of an internal review, UCLA said. The university has asked other students and patients who believe they were treated inappropriately by Heaps to come forward. read more »

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UCLA Faces Scrutiny After University OB-GYN Is Charged With Sexual Battery

UCLA has come under fire for its handling of a former gynecologist charged with sexual battery and exploitation while caring for two patients at a campus medical facility. The Los Angeles Times reports the school waited until this week to publicly disclose the reason why it put Dr. James Mason Heaps on leave last year—a decision that is now at the center of an internal review. read more »