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UCLA Payout Over 250 Million to Sexual Assult Victums of UCLA’s Gynaecologist

Zafir Kamdar, Staff reporter, The Pawprint

The University of California has agreed to pay over $250 million (£185 million) to over 200 women who claim a college gynaecologist sexually abused them.

Several women have accused the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) of concealing Dr. James Heaps’ alleged sexual assault of patients.

Between 1983 and 2018, Mr. Heaps worked at the UCLA Student Health Center for 35 years.

Hundreds of women claim he mistreated them, some of whom had cancer.

Mr Heaps’ accusations were not investigated by the institution until 2017. In hundreds of cases, it has been accused of covering up a gynecologist’s alleged sexual abuse of victims.

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