Karina Brown reports:
A patient claims the producers of CBS TV show “The Doctors” tricked him into appearing before a live studio audience to undergo laser surgery for “pearly penile papules,” then broadcast his penis operations without his consent.
Pearly penile papules are harmless, noncontagious, skin-colored bumps.
Plaintiff Tyler Bowling, 21, of Minneapolis, says he suffered “relentless embarrassment and harassment” in phone calls and emails from acquaintances and strangers since the show’s producers tricked him into appearing on “The Doctors.”
Bowling seeks punitive damages for privacy invasion, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, emotional distress, and misappropriate of his likeness.
The defendants are Dr. William Groff, La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, CBS Television Distribution, Stage 29 Media Productions, and Lumenis.
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