Former patients accuse ex-Fox News medical pundit of sexual exploitation

Three former patients have accused Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist who was once a Fox News pundit, of abusing his position to coax them into sexual relationships, The Boston Globe reported Thursday. 

The patients are reportedly suing Ablow, 57, and said in court that the relationships included beatings and discussions of bondage. One woman reportedly alleged that she was convinced to get a tattoo of the doctor's initials to demonstrate his “ownership” of her.

Ablow hasn't been a Fox contributor since 2017.

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“He began to hit me when we engaged in sexual activities,” one woman reportedly said in court. “He would have me on my knees and begin to beat me with his hands on my breasts,” she added, “occasionally saying, ‘I own you,’ or ‘You are my slave.’ "

Two of the lawsuits were filed Thursday and the third was filed last year. Three female employees of Ablow also filed affidavits saying that he harassed them. 

One reportedly said they regularly slept together and he told her he wanted a “master/slave relationship.”

Ablow said he "categorically" and "completely" denies the allegations. 

"Categorically, completely deny the allegations lodged against me," he tweeted Thursday. I look forward to the court proceedings and will continue to offer excellent care to any patient who needs my help."

 

Ablow's appearances on Fox News had been controversial. He once said former President Obama liked Africa more than America and that former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaSouthern Poverty Law Center head announces resignation Michelle Obama on 'Becoming': 'Sasha still hasn't read it' Michelle Obama seeks volunteers for local campaigns: There are 'no "off" years' MORE "needs to drop a few pounds."