TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Police say former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy were violated by their gynecologist with a video camera. The invasion of privacy could be worse than first reported. Numerous patients at Johns Hopkins may be victims and some of them are voicing disgust and outrage.
Adam May has more.
Investigators have growing concerns and are checking to see if Dr. Levy may have recorded underage patients. Baltimore City police have set up a tipline for patients: 410-396-2269.
Federal authorities are actively involved in the investigation of Dr. Nikita Levy. The Johns Hopkins gynecologist was fired earlier this month and was accused of secretly taking pictures and video of his patients during examinations.
“I just can’t believe it,” said Tracy Williams. “What was he doing with the pictures and video?”
That’s a big unknown. WJZ has learned gynecology fetish porn is all over the Internet. Some claim to feature videos by real doctors.
In a statement, Johns Hopkins calls the invasion of privacy intolerable, saying Levy’s behavior violates their code of conduct and everything Johns Hopkins stands for.
“Dr. Levy was the sweetest person. This is just shocking,” said Jessica Wims.
Wims says Levy saved her life when she suffered complications from childbirth. She’s outraged with Johns Hopkins for failing to notify patients when the investigation started two weeks ago.
“To find out the way we did, that hurt. Hopkins didn’t send anything. I had to find out on the news from family. It’s not fair. I’ve been going to him 11 years,” she said.
Levy committed suicide this week at his home in Towson. Patients may never get the answers they want.
“I don’t know if one of the videos have me on or not, but I can’t stop thinking about it,” Williams said.
Legal experts expect this investigation to lead to numerous civil lawsuits.