State charges psychiatrist Gurmeet Multani with sexual abuse of patient, other charges

On December 10, 2009, the Medical Board of California issued an Accusation against psychiatrist Gurmeet Singh Multani, alleging sexual abuse, misconduct or relations, unprofessional conduct, repeated negligent acts, failure to maintain adequate and accurate records, gross negligence.

The Board’s document states that Multani treated patient “LE” from July 2006 to March 2007 and also treated her son and daughter. LE went to Multani for help with depression and sexual trauma. She disclosed to Multani during the course of her treatment that she had engaged in prostitution. Multani subsequently asked LE out to dinner and she agreed.

Following dinner and drinks, Multani took her to his office, where he engaged the patient in sexual intercourse. In the document, LE reported that Multani engaged her in intercourse many other times at his office, that he paid her various amounts of money for sex, including one occasion in which paid her $2,000 and that Multani had sex with LE on numerous occasions at LE’s apartment as well.

With another patient, “JR,” Multani is alleged to have prescribed a narcotic appetite suppressant following JR’s concerns about her weight, despite a 10-year history of opiate dependence and the addictive potential of the appetite suppressant. When JR complained that the drug made her hyper, Multani told her to continue to take it.

The document also states that Multani conducted a “check” of her weight loss progress that consisted of raising her skirt to expose her legs and thighs, rubbing and pinching the inside of her bare thighs, unzipping her skirt to observe her hips and touching her vagina through her underwear. During this “check” Multani made comments about JR being sexy. JR reported the incident to police that same day.

Source: Accusation in the Matter of the Accusation Against Gurmeet Singh Multani, M.D., Physician’s and Surgeon’s Certificate No. A-48279, Case No. 09-2007-188108, Medical Board of California, filed December 10, 2009.

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2 responses to “State charges psychiatrist Gurmeet Multani with sexual abuse of patient, other charges

  1. I have been a patient of Dr. M’s for the past 2 years, and he has been absolutely correct in conduct and speech during that time. He saved my life by recommending the correct treatment for major depressive disorder. Most of his patients have serious to extreme mental illness and derangement to the point of having excessive fantasies and wild accusations, none of which have basis in truth.

    • I’ve heard of alot of psychiatrists and other mental health “professionals” explain away their patients’ complaints and allegations as being indicative of their “mental illness.” You are the first patient I’ve ever heard use it.

      That the good doctor’s conduct toward you has been correct is the way it should be–but that does not necessarily mean that another patient is delusional. And we won’t know for sure until the Board concludes its investigation (and even then we might never know for sure).

      What we do know is that there have been enough psychiatrists and psychologists who have sexually exploited their patients to make it a fairly common occurence–25% of them admit to sexually exploiting and approximately 80% of those admit to doing it with more than one patient.

      Nonetheless, Psych Rape Reporter is not stating that he is guilty. Conversely, you can’t really say with any authority that he is not.

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