Secret Pelvic Exam Videos Cost Johns Hopkins $190M

Dr. Nikita Levy allegedly took 1.2K videos, 140 photographs

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jul 21, 2014 11:28 AM CDT

(Newser) – Lawyers say Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women's bodies in the examining room. Authorities say Dr. Nikita Levy used a pen-like camera he wore around his neck. He committed suicide a year and a half ago while under investigation and was never charged. Authorities say there is no evidence he shared the roughly 1,200 videos and 140 photographs with anyone. The preliminary settlement was filed in court today.

A man walks in front of a building at the Johns Hopkins Hospital complex, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Baltimore.
A man walks in front of a building at the Johns Hopkins Hospital complex, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Baltimore.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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