Crime and Courts

Dubai plastic surgeon accused of sexual harassment of patient cleared by court

Marie Nammour /Dubai Filed on October 7, 2020
botox, dubai, crime, sexual harassment, expat

(Reuters file)

The reason behind the acquittal verdict has not been immediately known.

A plastic surgeon, accused of sexually harassing a female patient during a Botox injection, has been cleared by the Dubai Court of First Instance.

Dubai public prosecution records show that the 42-year-old surgeon, an Indian, hugged the woman, pressed his body against hers and tried to kiss her against her will.

The reason behind the acquittal verdict has not been immediately known.  

A complaint was filed on August 17 at Bur Dubai police station.

The complainant, a 31-year-old American manager, said the incident happened around 7.30pm while she was at a clinic. "After injecting my face with Botox, I got inside the consultation room. We were to talk about a plastic surgery he would conduct on me later. I was very exhausted then because of my fear of the Botox session and as I had just broken up with my boyfriend."

She recounted how she was caught off guard by the defendant who suddenly grabbed her face with his hands and kissed her on her cheeks. "He got close to me, trying to kiss me but I stepped back. I tried to leave the room but he told me to calm down and to rest because of my condition."

In her deposition during the investigation, she said that the surgeon then pressed his body against hers and tried to kiss her again after kissing her cheeks and while hugging her. 

She left the clinic in a huff and lodged a complaint against him.
The ruling may be appealed by the public prosecution.


Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit university of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law college in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…

ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!
MORE FROM Khaleej Times
CurrentRequestUnmodified: /uae/dubai/man-deliberately-damages-dubai-flat-where-he-was-provided-shelter macro_action: article, macro_profile: , macro_adspot:
KT App Download
khaleejtimes app

All new KT app
is available
for download:

khaleejtimes - android khaleejtimes - ios khaleejtimes - HUAWEI AppGallery