Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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


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.


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


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.


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