A 42-year-old Indian doctor in Dubai has been cleared of the charge of molesting a woman who had approached him as partof a visit for a Botox therapy session. The Dubai Court of First Instance that heard the claim of a 31-year-old American victim.
The victim said in August this year, she visited the clinic in Bur Dubai when the doctor put his hands on her cheek, kissed her twice and hugged her. “After the defendant put the Botox on my face, I went to the consultation room based on his request to discuss plastic surgery. I was exhausted and was terrified of Botox and also because of a recent break-up with my friend. I was surprised when the defendant put both of his hands on my cheek and kissed me twice,” the victim said on record.
She claimed that the Indian doctor tried to kiss her on her lips, but she moved her head away and tried to leave the room. “He tried to calm me down and said I needed to rest, but he hugged and kissed me again,” she told the court.
The woman reportedly managed to escape from the clinic and complained to the police. The prosecution charged the defendant with sexually abusing the woman. However, the court found the doctor not guilty. The prosecution has appealed against the verdict and the case will come up again before the Dubai Court of Appeal.