Dr. Barry King
City / Location: Grand Junction, CO
He is accused of dying a breast cancer survivor's private parts purple as a "joke" for her husband. But this joke was far from funny, it was sexual assault. Some other women say they woke up from surgery to find their genital area had been dyed purple by their doctor as a joke too.
Dr. King was able to keep his medical license, although the Colorado Medical Board wrote a letter of admonition for "unprofessional conduct." The board required him to take a course on professional boundaries and ethics. He also performed 100 hours of useful public service, wrote a letter of apology to the victim and gave $500 to the Western Slope Center for Children. The medical board should have permanently suspended his license.
Articles in News
Doctor accused of dyeing women's genitals purple as a joke (ABC 7 Chicago)
Doc keeps license after 'joke' (The Daily Sentinel)
Former Colorado gynecologist pleads guilty to harassment for exam 'joke' (The Denver Channel)
Gynecologist who played 'joke' fired in Louisiana (The Daily Sentinel)
Last Updated: 11/13/2018