“The female patient vividly remembers her visit eight years ago to the UCLA office of Dr. James Heaps. He was a respected gynecologist at a revered medical institution. There was a female chaperone in the examination room, but she had her back to the patient.
Without gloves, the doctor began by cupping and fondling the patient’s breast in what seemed like an overly long exam, she said. “I thought that was a little odd,” she recalled. Next, Heaps performed a pap smear and after removing the device, she said, “he stroked my clitoris from top to bottom. I froze. I’d never been touched by a doctor like that.”
December 8, 2020
The settlement obtained on behalf of Plaintiff John Doe, a former seminarian, involved allegations against a Livermore priest who had raped Plaintiff in 2017. Watch NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit discuss the case with Sandra Ribera Speed below: