Hundreds Call Police Hotline In Baltimore Gynecologist Recording Case
Hundreds of women are calling a hotline set up by Baltimore police for former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, a Johns Hopkins Hospital gynecologist who has reportedly been photographing and recording patients without their knowledge.
Dr. Nikita Levy, 54, was found dead at his home earlier this week, after apparently killing himself amid allegations that he was secretly taping patients during their OB/GYN visits.
Baltimore police have indicated that a large amount of multimedia evidence was uncovered in his home, supporting the belief that he was illegally and inappropriately recording his female patients during exams.
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The hotline was set up to help identify patients who may have been victims, and more than 300 women have already contacted the police since the allegations became public earlier this week.
Dr. Levy treated about 1,000 women over the last two decades while working at the East Baltimore Medical Center, a community clinic associated with Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore City, Maryland. The hospital contacted the police and fired him on February 8, after an investigation revealed that he was using his personal photography and video equipment to record patients.
The police are also working with federal investigators to determine if there were any other parties involved and whether illegal video of Levy’s female patients were posted online or sold.
As news of the Baltimore gynecologist photographing and videotaping patients spreads through the community, a number of former patients have begun contacting personal injury lawyers to review their legal rights as a result of the invasion of their privacy.
Johns Hopkins has announced that it will conduct a separate investigation into the incident. The hospital has set up a hotline for any of Levy’s patients who may need counseling at 855-546-3785. The police hotline for patients is 410-396-2269.
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