Another patient has come forward and accused an Orlando doctor forced to give up his license of sexual assault.
Dr. Gopal Basisht was profiled in The Palm Beach Post’s investigation on physicians accused of molesting their patients.
The Florida Department of Health in June accepted Basisht’s ermanent relinquishment of his license to practice medicine. The Post discovered, though, that it took nearly four years for the state to act after the initial complaint.
A new lawsuit filed by patient Lauren Kusner says Basisht committed sexual battery during an appointment in February. She says Basisht, a rheumatologist, told her to lay down and massaged her breasts and her genitals.
When a sobbing Kusner tried to leave the office, Basisht put his arms around her and said, “I love you,” the lawsuit alleges.
Kusner’s attorney Adam Horowitz provided evidence that there have been more than a half dozen sexual assault complaints lodged by patients with law enforcement against Dr. Basisht
One of his alleged victims, Astrid Ebner, testified to the Board of Medicine that Basisht groped her genitals during an exam on June 5, 2012.
“What happened to me was absolutely atrocious,” she testified. “He was harming me physically and he was getting a kick out of it. … I know he would continue to do this if he has a chance.”
To read The Palm Beach Post’s full investigation on doctors accused of molesting their patients click here.