A letter released to the Associated Press on Feb. 27, gives an account of allegations by a John Hopkins Hospital employee, who came forward to report inappropriate and illegal misconduct by a physician of the John Hopkins clinic.
The CEO of the hospital, Dr. Paul B. Rothman, drafted the letter originally to the law firm, Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White working in conjunction with the Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center. The law firm released the letter to AP.
The letter alleges that Dr. Nikita Levy, OBGYN, had been secretly videotaping female patients using a pen that he wore around his neck that may have concealed a spy camera, according to the employee's claim.
Levy was removed from all patient contact and barred from the hospital property, after security personnel at the hospital questioned Levy and found spy cam pens in Levy's office and on Levy at the time of the interrogation.
According to police, Levy, 54, committed suicide at his home, in the wake of the allegations and investigation of misconduct.
Over 2,000 patients and former patients came forward with concerns of being violated by Levy. Class-action lawsuits ensued against the hospital