Doctor accused of giving girlfriend herpes

Jan. 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A businesswoman has filed suit in New York accusing a disgraced Texas hand surgeon of infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease.

The suit, filed under the alias of Chris Stevens, said she discovered she had herpes after spending Christmas with Michael Glyn Brown in New York, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

Brown said he was disease-free when the two began living together, the lawsuit says.

"Look, if you've got a disease and you don't tell your partner, it's illegal," the woman's lawyer, David Jaroslawic, said.

Brown, 54, lost his Texas medical license in 2006 for repeatedly testing positive for cocaine.

His lawyer, Mark Tate, said the woman, who lives in New York and is in her 30s, couldn't have gotten herpes from his client.

"This lawsuit is really about getting money from Michael Brown," Tate said.

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