Former Fox News health analyst Keith Ablow is being accused of sexual harassment by three women.
From the Daily Beast:
A former member of Fox News’ “Medical A-Team” was reportedly sued by three female patients within the past year claiming he lured them into sexual relationships that degraded the women through beatings and bondage. One woman even got a tattoo featuring the doctor’s initials so that he could claim “ownership” of her.
According to The Boston Globe, the three malpractice lawsuits against Dr. Keith Ablow claim that he instilled feelings of distrust and “self-recrimination” while treating the women for depression. The three women involved said they relocated to Massachusetts from other states at Ablow’s request.
Here’s one of the accusations:
One Ohio woman described how she received Ketamine shots after visiting Ablow in 2015 to treat her depression and started having Skype sessions with him. Ablow reportedly began to ask the woman personal questions, then started asking her about her sexual preferences—specifically if she liked to be dominant or submissive.
She soon moved to Newburyport to be closer to Ablow for sessions. She reportedly recalled undressing in front of him and performing oral sex. He also allegedly beat her while she kneeled on the floor.
“Sometimes he would use his hands and other times he would take off the belt he was wearing and use that to strike me,” the woman wrote. “This belt had a metal buckle with a skull on it.”
Another former patient of Ablow’s, from New York, got a tattoo of Ablow’s initials upon his request and endured allegedly abusive behavior.
Wow. Pretty terrible accusations.
He responded via twitter:
Hopefully they’re exaggerated or just false, but given how rampant this is, I wouldn’t doubt the possibility that they’re true.