More than 85 women have filed a class action lawsuit against a Boston doctor over allegations of repeated sexual assaults.
Dr. Derrick Todd faces three separate lawsuits – including a class action suit launched by over 85 women.
WBZ-4 reported, “The number of women joining the third lawsuit stands at more than 85 and is expected to rise further, the plaintiffs’ attorney told CBS News on Thursday afternoon.”
Todd is a prominent rheumatologist, who was previously employed at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital before the damning accusations.
The dozens of women accused Todd of repeated sexual assaults stemming from unnecessary exams that were “performed for his own sexual gratification,” according to the class action lawsuit filed in Suffolk County Superior Court. The lawsuit notes that “these horrifying, traumatizing, and deplorable acts” took place “from at least as far back as 2011 and continuing through July 2023.”
The alleged victims allege in the lawsuit that Dr. Todd performed “inappropriate pelvic examinations, breast examinations, and rectal examinations.”
Mimi DiTrani – a former patient who filed a lawsuit against Todd – told CBS Boston that the rheumatologist opted for repeated gynecological exams and…