A Baltimore gynecologist who allegedly secretly videotaped his clients was found dead on Monday in an apparent suicide.
Dr. Nikita Levy worked at Johns Hopkins for two decades until he was fired last week amid the shocking allegations.
The Baltimore Sun reported that police discovered a staggering amount of evidence at Levy’s home, suggesting he photographed and/or videotaped most of his patients.
Some patients were furious at the news, while others, amazingly, expressed loyalty to the doctor.
Authorities labeled Levy’s death a suicide but found no gun or knife.
Levy has not yet been charged with any crime yet. Police have asked current and former patients to step forward with information.
The 54-year-old physician worked at the East Baltimore Medical Center in the gynecology and obstetrics department. Patients received a letter from the hospital stating that Levy was released from the practice, but it failed to mention the investigation of his secretly recorded sessions, sparked after a co-worker lodged a complaint against him.
The hospital later released another statement on its website about his death and the investigation. The hospital apologized for Levy’s actions and offered counseling to his patients. The statement added:
We regard our patient’s right to privacy and professionalism as fundamental and foundational. We deeply regret any distress experienced by our patients and their families.