BALTIMORE — Weight loss expert and syndicated columnist Dr. Neil Solomon admitted Wednesday that he enticed patients into having sex in his office and elsewhere.
"I admit that for at least 20 years, I have used my position as a physician to instigate a wide range of sexual relations with at least eight women patients," the 61-year-old said in a letter to the state Board of Physician Quality Assurance.
"This conduct included acts of sexual intercourse, as well as other explicit sex acts," Solomon wrote.
Three former patients filed lawsuits against Solomon last summer seeking a total of $140 million. They claimed he used his authority to induce them into having sex and one, identified only as Jane Roe, claimed Solomon forced her to ingest vials of drugs before sex.
Until Wednesday, Solomon had denied the allegations.
His letter was part of an arrangement with the state board allowing him to surrender his medical license. Police said last month they would not pursue criminal charges.