“The Doctors” Producers Accused Of Penile Surgery Trickery
March 6, 2010
US (ChattahBox) – A 21-year-old man is suing CBS after he claims the producers of the show “The Doctors” tricked him into attending a taping to discuss a procedure they bullied him into receiving for the show.
Tyler Bowling had originally contacted the show’s Dr. William Groff about pearly penile papules, a non-contagious cosmetic condition that leads to small white blemishes on the shaft of the penis.
Groff advertised a laser procedure that he conducted through La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, which Bowling called to make an appointment for.
He was then contacted by the secretary and told he could get the $4,500 procedure done for free if he agreed to talk about it on the show.
She then is alleged to have contacted a producer at the show without Bowling’s permission, giving her the medical information about his case.
He agreed to do the show and flew out the same day.
He claims that Groff agreed immediately before the examination to do the procedure, and came in and began to apply the anesthesia to his penis.
But Bowling said he was beginning to have doubts, and that the secretary assured him that “only doctors and medical students” watch the show.
Once the procedure began she then told him about the two hundred audience members and the nationwide airing of the episode.
He claims that the secretary, doctor and producers all bullied him into signing release forms, and that his nerves and hesitation are clear on the tape of the procedure.
He also claims that they told him he would be anonymous, and then led him on stage where he was clearly aired, and a fake letter he had not written was read out with his name and home city listed on it.
He is suing for privacy invasion, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, emotional distress, and misappropriate of his likeness.
Dr. Groff, the clinic, the producers of the show and CBS are all listed as defendants.