A college dean at the renowned University of Southern California’s medical school has resigned following accusations that he lived a double life, one filled with rampant drug use and sexual perversion, according to Daily Mail.
Dr. Carmen Puliafito resigned as dean of Keck School of Medicine after the 66-year-old was allegedly involved in a scenario in which a prostitute he frequented overdosed on drugs, probably meth, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
Puliafito, who is married with three children, was in a hotel room with a 21-year-old prostitute named Sarah Warren when the latter experienced a drug overdose, leading the disgraced dean to call 911.
Police have released a transcript of the 911 call, which occurred last year, in which the 66-year-old denies that Warren was under the influence of anything other than alcohol.
“My girlfriend here had a bunch of drinks and she’s sleeping,” he told the dispatcher. When asked if the woman was on drugs, he replied: “I think just the alcohol.”
Warren recovered from the overdose but police allegedly found meth in the optometrist’s hotel room. Still, no arrests were made.
However, that event moved others to come forward, presenting their own drug-fueled tales featuring Puliafito, many with accompanying video, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Some of this footage, which has been verified by newspaper staff, shows the eye surgeon taking pills, smoking meth from glass pipes and, even, partying in the dean’s office.
Despite avoiding a criminal record, this isn’t the Harvard-educated doctor’s first brush with the law. In 2006, he was accused of assault and battery but settled out of court.
Interestingly, he is still listed as a faculty member at USC and his website says he still sees new patients at campus eye clinics.
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