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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:31 PM

11. "Documents reveal liasons with three coworkers, two patients and a drug rep"



He later admitted to buying the patient a $409 plane ticket to Las Vegas in May of 2000 — a trip she did not end up joining him on.

“Does that hospital not care that you are fooling around with patients out there?” DesJarlais’ wife’s attorney Thomas Austin grilled.

“They have not complained to me,” said DesJarlais, who later added that he had used “poor judgment.”

According to the American Medical Association, “Sexual contact that occurs concurrent with the patient-physician relationship constitutes sexual misconduct.”


Under oath, DesJarlais said he and his wife recorded his phone conversation with the woman “to find out whether the girl was telling the truth or not.”

That directly contradicts the congressman’s campaign Facebook page, where he told supporters the phone conversation “was recorded without my knowledge.”

“ ... [The] media wrongly reported that I recorded the conversation myself,” DesJarlais wrote in the Oct. 12 note that was “liked” by 521 people. “I was recorded unknowingly and without my consent.”

In court proceedings, DesJarlais’ attorney, Stephen Greer, unsuccessfully pressed the 24-year-old patient to admit that she had never been pregnant.

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