Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Charged With Secretly Taping Patients While They Undressed
What a creeper! One of the guys behind some of the knifed up action going down in Hollyweird has been arrested for acting like a Peeping Tom and a Chester The Molester AT WORK!
A notable plastic surgeon who transforms Hollywood’s rich and famous also allegedly filmed them fully unclothed without their consent. He now faces serious charges that could land him in jail for two years and on the registry of sex offenders for the rest of his life.
Lance Everett Wyatt, 42, of Sherman Oaks covertly videotaped his patients as they undressed, according to authorities. The Los Angeles plastic surgeon faces six misdemeanor charges.
The allegations against Wyatt – director of the Wyatt Center for Plastic Surgery and the Institut d’Esthetique – include unlawful filming of another person, unlawful viewing of another person, sexual battery on a patient and unlawful use of force and violence, according to the Medical Board of California.
During a post-operative exam, a patient noticed a video camera recording her undressing. She brought the camera to the police, triggering a year-long investigation by the attorney’s office and California’s Medical Board, reports KTLA.
City Attorney Carmen A. Trutanich announced the accusations against Wyatt on Thursday. “Patients deserve to feel safe and secure while in the care of their physician,” Trutanich said in a press release. “Our charges allege that Dr. Wyatt violated that sacred trust and he should be held accountable.”
Upon reviewing the video footage, the L.A. Attorney’s special victims section saw Wyatt allegedly touching at least one patient inappropriately, prompting the sexual battery charge.
Linda Whitney, executive director of the Medical Board, is dedicated to protecting patients from such conduct violations. “The mission of the Medical Board is public protection,” she said, “and this action reflects the Board’s ongoing commitment.”
Wyatt’s credentials are impressive, to say the least. He was a clinical fellow in surgery at the Harvard Medical School and the chief resident in the Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program. Throughout the 1990s, he worked at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he received his medical degree. His peer-reviewed literature has appeared in worldwide forums and he has authored six textbook chapters, according to his website.
EBONY Magazine listed Wyatt as one of the 50 Leaders of Tomorrow. Wyatt has appeared on multiple television programs, such as “The Doctors” and “20/20.”
SMH… Guess he won’t be getting any more profiles in Ebony Magazine. Shame on