‘I Own You’
Dr. Keith Ablow has reportedly been sued by three patients, all women, who accuse the former Fox News “Medical A-Team” psychiatrist of luring them into sexual relationships that became abusive and exploitative.
The Boston Globe reports the three patients “say he lured them into degrading sexual relationships, including beatings, conversations about bondage, and, in one case, getting a tattoo of the doctor’s initials to show his ‘ownership’ of her, according to court documents.”
Ablow’s website describes him as “one of America’s leading psychiatrists” and the “author of numerous books on developing self-esteem, building success and overcoming depression, anxiety disorders and other psychological challenges.”
The Globe detailed portions of the women’s malpractice lawsuits.
“He began to hit me when we engaged in sexual activities,” one a New York woman wrote in a sworn affidavit. “He would have me on my knees and begin to beat me with his hands on my breasts,” she wrote, “occasionally saying, ‘I own you,’ or ‘You are my slave.’”
The Daily Beast adds that one woman “reportedly recalled undressing in front of him and performing oral sex. He also allegedly beat her while she kneeled on the floor.”
“Sometimes he would use his hands and other times he would take off the belt he was wearing and use that to strike me,” the woman wrote. “This belt had a metal buckle with a skull on it.”
The three lawsuits, the Globe says, “paint a picture of a therapist who encouraged women to trust and rely on him, then coaxed them into humiliating sexual activities, often during treatment sessions for which they were charged.”
An expert witness who was hired by the plaintiffs reviewed their records. She characterized Ablow’s behavior, in the case of one of the women, as “sadomasochistic, anti-therapeutic, and constitutes a perverse use of his status and power.”
All three women, allegedly at Ablow’s request, relocated to be nearer to his Newburyport, Massachusetts office, “where he used a controversial treatment for depression: infusions of Ketamine.”
The Guardian reports ketamine can “induce mild psychedelic effects such as perceptual changes and psychotic-like experiences.”
“At slightly higher doses, users can experience a dissociative state, where their mind feels separated from their body. This can also manifest as a feeling of depersonalization.” At higher doses, it can make it “difficult to move.”
Ablow took to Twitter to deny the allegations.
Categorically, completely deny the allegations lodged against me. I look forward to the court proceedings and will continue to offer excellent care to any patient who needs my help.
— Keith Ablow, M.D. (@keithablow) February 21, 2019
During his time as a Fox News medical expert, Ablow often attacked LGBT people. He claimed that transgender people are just like heroin addicts and anorexics, advised parents to not allow their children to watch the episodes of “Dancing with the Stars” in which Chaz Bono appeared, and even called Bono’s participation on DWTS a “fame tour” “promoting transgenderism.”
Ablow, a psychiatrist, also pretended that transgender people don’t even exist, writing: “I am not convinced by any science I can find that people with definitively male DNA and definitively male anatomy can actually be locked in a cruel joke of nature because they are actually female.”
In 2014 he falsely stated that same-sex couples who adopt children don’t do it to care for them. “This is narcissistic,” Ablow claimed.
“How did we decide that kids are just fine to grow up absent their biological parent?” Ablow said.
“Three people can love each other so polygamy has to be close behind,” he warned. “How can you have same-sex marriage and not believe three people can fall in love, which they absolutely can?”
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Roger Stone Sought Direct Line to Jared Kushner to Coordinate Wikileaks Dumps
According to testimony from former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates, Roger Stone told him that Wikileaks had plans to release damaging information on Hillary Clinton during the height of the 2016 presidential campaign. As POLITICO points out, Gates’ testimony at Stone’s trial reveals that the Trump campaign was offered help from Wikileaks earlier than previously thought.
Gates says Stone passed him the info two months before Donald Trump was given the GOP nomination.
“Mr. Stone indicated that WikiLeaks would be submitting or dropping information but no information on dates or anything of that nature,” Gates said. Stone is currently on trial for lying to Congress and obstructing the Russia probe.
Stone also reportedly sought out the contact information of Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, presumably to inform him about the impending info dump from Wikileaks.
“It was in a way a gift,” Gates testified, later adding the campaign was “kind of in disbelief.”
“We believed that if information were to come out, there were a number of us that felt that it would give our campaign a leg up,” Gates said.
Gates pleaded guilty in February of last year on charges of conspiracy against the U.S. and making false statements to the FBI.
Steve Bannon Testifies Dirty Trickster Roger Stone Was Trump Campaign’s ‘Access Point’ to Wikileaks
Former Trump campaign chairman Steve Bannon testified in court Friday that then-candidate Donald Trump’s advisor and long-time friend Roger Stone was the “access point” to Wikileaks, according to The Hill.
“I think it was generally believed that the access point or potential access point to WikiLeaks was Roger Stone,” Bannon told federal prosecutors in the Washington, D.C. courtroom as Stone faces criminal charges. “I was led to believe he had a relationship with WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.”
Bannon reportedly also testified that Stone was the only access point and had “detailed information” on Wikileaks. He also reportedly testified that he had heard Stone was involved in the release of the emails, according to Vox Senior politics correspondent Andrew Prokop.
NBC News legal analyst weighs in:
Bannon’s testimony is hurting not only Stone but the entire Trump campaign, IMO.
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) November 8, 2019
Former White House National Security Staffer: Ukraine ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Extortion Coordinated by Chief of Staff Mulvaney
Former Special Assistant to the President Fiona Hill, a National Security Council staffer responsible for Russia and Ukraine, testified before Congress that President Donald Trump’s extortion of Ukraine was coordinated by White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.
“Ambassador Sondland, in front of the Ukrainians, as I came in, was talking about how he had an agreement with Chief of Staff Mulvaney for a meeting with the Ukrainians if they were going to go forward with investigations,” into Joe Biden and Hunter Biden, Hill said, CNN reports, according to the House-released transcript.
Mulvaney, despite a congressional subpoena, refused to testify today.
Hill has worked for the most-recent three presidents.
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