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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:27 PM

Scott DesJarlais Hit With Ethics Complaint For Sex With Patient

Source: Huff Po

WASHINGTON -- The anti-abortion Tennessee congressman and doctor who admitted last week to an affair with a patient was hit with an ethics complaint Monday.

The Huffington Post revealed the relationship between Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais and the patient last week, printing details from a transcript of a phone call from 2000 in which he pressured the woman to get an abortion.

Desjarlais admitted to the x-rated doctor-patient romps in an email to supporters, but denied the woman had gotten pregnant, in spite of a long conversation in which the two bicker over whether or not he should accompany her to an abortion clinic in Atlanta. The woman would have been about four months pregnant at the time, according to the email DesJarlais sent defending his actions in the affair.

DesJarlais, who now casts himself as a family-values Republican, also said the relationship was entirely consensual and that he had an open relationship with his then-wife, Susan. The two had been trying to fix their faltering marriage at the time, according to court records, and the reconciliation collapsed shortly after the abortion discussion was recorded. A judge declared DesJarlais' indiscretions had started the marriage down the path to dissolution, beginning in 1998 when his wife alleged improper marital conduct by her spouse. DesJarlais admitted to four affairs in court papers.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/15/scott-desjarlais-ethics-complaint_n_1967184.html



This is one RED seat that I hope turns BLUE!!!

How can the people of Tennessee vote for a man like DesJarlais?!

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Reply Scott DesJarlais Hit With Ethics Complaint For Sex With Patient (Original post)
DonRedwood Oct 2012 OP
Betsy Ross Oct 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #2
antigone382 Oct 2012 #3
DonRedwood Oct 2012 #5
antigone382 Oct 2012 #6
antigone382 Oct 2012 #30
MrSlayer Oct 2012 #4
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #7
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #8
Skittles Oct 2012 #9
DonRedwood Oct 2012 #12
DollarBillHines Oct 2012 #16
Wednesdays Oct 2012 #18
Skittles Oct 2012 #19
wordpix Oct 2012 #20
TheMadMonk Oct 2012 #10
Lars39 Oct 2012 #31
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #11
DonRedwood Oct 2012 #13
louis-t Oct 2012 #26
southernyankeebelle Oct 2012 #14
meow2u3 Oct 2012 #15
AnotherDreamWeaver Oct 2012 #17
wordpix Oct 2012 #21
Uncle Joe Oct 2012 #22
southerncrone Oct 2012 #23
Blue_Tires Oct 2012 #28
crim son Oct 2012 #24
southerncrone Oct 2012 #25
crim son Oct 2012 #27
southerncrone Oct 2012 #29

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:32 PM

1. I find these right-wingers so disgusting

I can't image having an affair with one.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:33 PM

2. Satan is strong in this man

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:37 PM

3. You would think so, but a news report last week just absolutely disgusted me.

(FYI, this guy is currently my "representative" though I shudder to call him that)

They interviewed a couple of women at what looked to me like the Kimball Wal-Mart shopping complex (granted, this is one of the more right-wing corners of a district that has elected a lot of blue dogs), and they were falling all over themselves to talk about "mistakes" and "forgiveness" and a whole bunch of rubbish. They would literally vote for a man they consider by their own definitions to be a murderer, so long as he has an "R" by his name.

Of course my hope is the report, coming out of a Chattanooga news station, was heavily biased, and that the rest of the district isn't so blind.

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:39 PM

5. wow... he's your rep!?

That's gotta hurt. Is he a shoe in or is there a chance he could lose?

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:54 PM

6. Well, I'm not in the state at present so I haven't been following the news too closely.

DesJarlais has about five times the amount of money that Stewart has. Stewart got elected easily to a state level position, and he's pretty popular among the people I hang around with. I actually had a bad experience with him as a lawyer for one of my family members (but he sure never pressured any of them to have an abortion while he cheated on his wife!); as an elected official he is pretty progressive for Tennessee, and I would like to see him at the national level.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 10:04 AM

30. I actually need to apologize to Eric Stewart.

He never did anything to my family and he's not a lawyer. That is a different Stewart from Winchester. Now I get to vote for him without feeling any sense of division at all.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:39 PM

4. Who is fucking this guy?

 

Christ, some people are incredibly hard up.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:54 PM

7. Repulsive, in every sense of the word.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:59 PM

8. Gross...

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:00 PM

9. someone had sex with that?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:12 PM

12. three throw-ups in a row!

Is there an award for that? I'll make it four...

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:26 PM

16. I was going to reply along those lines...

but I did not want to appear "catty".

Thanks for doing it for me, Skittles.
DBH

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:06 PM

18. Well, he's a doctor... and probably has lotsa money

You know what's important in Repuke land.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:43 PM

19. YOU COULD NOT PAY ME ENOUGH

SERIOUSLY

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Response to Skittles (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:10 AM

20. me, neither! As my girlfriend says about dating men, "As long as he's not repulsive..."

This guy IS

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:09 PM

10. Bloke is obviously a toad. However, an ankle injury is not...

 

...in the same class as the sort of life or death illness or injury (or psych issue) which an exploitative doctor might use to take over a patient's life.

It's still technically an ethics violation, but not a career ending one, or even one that warrants a suspension of his licence to practice.

There's still plenty about the relationship to provide reason to put the boot to the "good doctor", but the actual fact of the relationship is not really amongst them.


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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 10:27 AM

31. Of course he needs to be investigated and suspended if allegations are true...

Coercing sex for payment of medical bill is a possibility.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:12 PM

11. I doublt the "conseual" part.

Who would want to have sex with that THING???

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:13 PM

13. He admitted to FOUR affairs....

though I don't know if they were all his patients.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:54 PM

26. Or if they were all human....

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:17 PM

14. He is a bagger. I didn't vote for him in the first place. I never vote repub. This guy Stewart

 

that is running against him came to our area along with other for different offices and he and another repub didn't come. They made excuses. Scheduling problems. Right? Liar. I'll be voting for Stewart. Pretty good dem.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:17 PM

15. DesJarlais' "pro-life" views summed up on one sentence

Life begins at conception, unless it's that of your mistress.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:32 PM

17. Did he give them some kind of drug to have sex with them?

Like, did he put them near coma first?

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Response to AnotherDreamWeaver (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:11 AM

21. "did he put them near coma?" He's a doc, not hard to imagine

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:15 AM

22. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, DonRedwood.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:23 AM

23. IMHO, he should loose his medical license.

What a slime ball.

He is one of the 2008 Tea Baggers......ya gotta love 'um.

I believe he can be beaten. This district is very rural & largely agricultural. They don't like this kind of activity. It is also quite religious, so all that "forgiveness" stuff might sell, or might not. These are mortal sins in the eyes of many there. His oponent has deep family roots in the district which should help us. However, he is rather young, which could work against us.
( I lived in two different towns in the district in the past, but live in another TN district now.)

This is also the district where in 2008 the incumbent (Lincoln Davis--blue dog) was not allowed to vote because of the voter purge. He made a big stink over it, but it was too late.

Here is our candidate: http://www.votestewart.com/home

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Response to southerncrone (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 01:53 PM

28. definitely...

if there's one, there are probably others...

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:33 AM

24. Four women agreed to sleep with this man?

:shudder:

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Response to crim son (Reply #24)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:41 AM

25. Probably bartering for medical care cuz of lack of insurance.

Or they were drugged by him? There are some pathetic women out there who will do anything for attention. Plus he is a medical doctor, so he has some money & the prescription pad......

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Response to southerncrone (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:04 AM

27. No doubt you're right.

I think I'd rather just live with my illness...

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Response to crim son (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 10:40 PM

29. Me, too!

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