University of California agrees to pay nearly 250 million dollars to over 200 women allegedly assaulted sexually by campus Gynecologist.
Written by News Room on February 9, 2022
The University of California has agreed to pay nearly 250 million dollars to over 200 women who allege they were sexually assaulted by a campus gynaecologist.
The women accused the university’s Los Angeles site (UCLA) of deliberately hiding James Heaps’ alleged sexual abuse of patients.
Mr. Heaps was based at the UCLA student health centre during his 35-year career between 1983 and 2018.
Hundreds of women, some of whom had cancer, say they were abused by him, however, the university did not begin investigating complaints against Mr. Heaps until 2017.