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

(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.

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Jul 22, 2014 5:47 PM CDT
Why so many? If you've seen one, you've seen them all. They all look alike.
Jul 22, 2014 1:32 PM CDT
The cost of invading free people's privacy w/o their consent. No wonder the Feds are trying to keep a lid on the surveillance they've been doing since the War of Terror began. If law-abiding free citizens here find out what they've been collecting on them, it might get expensive for the Feds to pay out similar settlements in the regular courts, hence the secret surveillance courts ??
Boz O'Clown
Jul 22, 2014 9:08 AM CDT
How horrible it must be for women to go through life knowing that men find them sexually appealing.