$73 Million Settlement Is Reached in Sex Abuse Suit Involving UCLA Gynecologist

$73 Million Settlement Is Reached in Sex Abuse Suit Involving UCLA Gynecologist

$73 Million Settlement Is Reached in Sex Abuse Suit Involving UCLA Gynecologist

The University of California system has agreed to pay $73 million to more than 5,500 women who were patients of a former U.C.L.A. gynecologist who has been charged with 20 felony counts of sexual assault.

The settlement terms were made public on Monday in a class-action lawsuit against the university system and the physician, Dr. James Heaps. The suit was initiated by seven women who say Dr. Heaps sexually abused them during medical examinations.


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This post originally appeared here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/16/us/UCLA-gynecologist-lawsuit-settlement.html

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