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Obstetrician is cleared of initiating affair with private patient

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 21 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k4027
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist accused of wanting an affair with a private patient has been cleared of wrongdoing after a medical practitioners tribunal found that she had falsely accused him, seeking revenge when he rejected her advances.

Tony Boret, 53, was accused of kissing and fondling a woman during a consultation and telling her that he wanted an affair. “Patient A,” the wife of a company financial director and mother of three children, claimed that she later felt remorse and told her husband and GP of the alleged affair before contacting a sexual assault referral centre.

But her many emails to Boret told a different story. In one message soon after what she claimed was his …

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