clearn.png
Tuesday September 17th, 2019 9:03PM

Class action lawsuit filed against UCLA gynecologist

By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two women say in a federal class action lawsuit they were sexually assaulted by a former gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles.

The lawsuit says that Dr. James Heaps sexually assaulted the women and made sexually inappropriate comments during their appointments. The class action lawsuit is the latest lawsuit to be filed against Heaps and UCLA, though others have been pursued through state court.

Heaps has been criminally charged with the sexual battery of two patients, but he denies any wrongdoing. He has pleaded not guilty.

Representatives for the plaintiffs, UCLA and Heaps could not immediately be reached Monday afternoon.

The lawsuit was filed last Tuesday against Heaps, the university system's regents and other unnamed defendants in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Health, AP Health - Women's health
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
FBI has fewer tools to fight homegrown terror threats
President Donald Trump is calling on federal authorities to do a better job identifying violent extremists, but that won't be easy.
7:49PM ( 6 minutes ago )
Hawaii telescope backers seek permit for alternative site
The director of a Spanish research center says an international consortium that planned to build a giant telescope on Hawaii's tallest peak has decided to seek a permit for an alternative site in the Canary Islands
7:32PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Pedro Martinez still baseball's daddy years after retirement
Pedro Martinez is still baseball's "daddy" years after Hall of Fame career ended
7:30PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Experts: Mental illness not main driver of mass shootings
President Trump's focus on "mentally ill monsters" oversimplifies the role of mental illness in public mass shootings and downplays the part of easy access to firearms, experts said Monday
5:07PM ( 2 hours ago )
France: Groups want Notre Dame enclosed during lead cleanup
Environmental groups and one of France's largest labor unions called Monday for a containment shield and other safety measures to ensure decontamination work at Notre Dame Cathedral does not expose workers and residents to unsafe levels of lead
11:49AM ( 8 hours ago )
Notre Dame: Environmental groups warn against lead pollution
A group of environmental associations and workers' unions call for the full confinement of the cleanup work at Notre Dame cathedral to better protect workers and neighboring residents from toxic pollution
9:48AM ( 10 hours ago )
AP Health
Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws
A federal judge has temporarily stopped three new abortion restrictions from taking effect in Arkansas
3:51PM ( 1 week ago )
Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule
Trump administration says family planning clinics that receive federal money are no longer allowed to refer women for abortions
8:26PM ( 2 weeks ago )
Trump abortion rule prompts exit at family planning program
Trump administration says family planning clinics that receive federal money are no longer allowed to refer women for abortions
1:13PM ( 2 weeks ago )
AP Health - Women's health
FBI has fewer tools to fight homegrown terror threats
President Donald Trump is calling on federal authorities to do a better job identifying violent extremists, but that won't be easy.
7:49PM ( 6 minutes ago )
Hawaii telescope backers seek permit for alternative site
The director of a Spanish research center says an international consortium that planned to build a giant telescope on Hawaii's tallest peak has decided to seek a permit for an alternative site in the Canary Islands
7:32PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Pedro Martinez still baseball's daddy years after retirement
Pedro Martinez is still baseball's "daddy" years after Hall of Fame career ended
7:30PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Journalist's death helps to reshape US handling of hostages
After journalist James Foley was beheaded by Islamic State militants 5 years ago, his mother committed herself to making sure that other hostage families had a better, more productive relationship with the US government than she did
7:11PM ( 45 minutes ago )
Buttigieg ramps up outreach to Democratic superdelegates
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is reaching out to Democratic Party figures with the prospect of a contested convention in mind
7:10PM ( 45 minutes ago )