Nikita Levy, a Johns Hopkins gynecologist, was found dead of apparent suicide on Monday (Feb. 18). The suicide came days after allegations that he secretly videotaped and photographed more than 100 women during routine exams. On Tuesday (Feb. 19) investigators revealed that some of the images were captured with a camera hidden in the top of a pen.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Levy left behind a suicide note with an apology to his wife saying: "...Did not want to see you suffer with the truth."
Many of the women who came forward have filed lawsuits with Hopkins; however, lawyers have stated that in any civil case, the potential victims would have to prove they are the ones shown in the images.
"If someone cannot be identified, they can't very well make the case they were embarrassed or humiliated," said Darren McKinney, communications director for the American Tort Reform Association in Washington, D.C.
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