Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of USC med school dean"

LAT:

As dean, Puliafito oversaw hundreds of medical students, thousands of professors and clinicians, and research grants totaling more than $200 million. He was a key fundraiser for USC, bringing in more than $1 billion in donations, by his estimation.

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Concerned that Pasadena police were not investigating, the witness then approached The Times.

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His time at Miami was not trouble-free. Marc Brockman, an optometrist at the institute, filed a lawsuit against Puliafito in 2006 for assault and battery and accused the university of negligence in hiring him.

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During the case, it emerged that the university had investigated separate complaints of sexual harassment against Puliafito