Celebrity Doctor Gave Patient Free Botox For Sex, Medical Tribunal Says

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A celebrity doctor gave free botox in exchange for sex at his clinic, according to a medical tribunal.

An investigation by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) determined that UK-based doctor Oluwafemi “Tijion” Esho “engaged in an improper emotional relationship” with a female client, “behaved in a sexually inappropriate way” toward her, and his actions were “sexually motivated" between June 2019 to May 2022, per PEOPLE.

Esho previously admitted to exchanging "inappropriate" sexual messages with the client but denied ever having physical sexual contact with her.

An MPTS panel ruled earlier this month that Esho had sex with the patient in August 2021 and administered free botox on her immediately after at his clinic in Newcastle, England.

The panel also found that Esho informed the woman that he could "get away with giving her botox in exchange for sexual services,” but it would break “doctor’s code and I'd be a dead man.” Esho had another sexual encounter with his client during a medical consultation in August 2020, according to the panel.

A hearing later this month will determine whether Esho's “fitness to practice is currently impaired” due to the misconduct. The doctor could either be suspended or removed from the medical register.

Esho addressed the ruling in a statement on Wednesday (April 10).

“We are disappointed that the MPTS has today found against me in relation to the charges which I denied,” Esho said in a statement. “Throughout the hearing and investigation, with which I have cooperated fully, I stressed that I deeply regretted the mistakes which I made in engaging in communications with Patient A, and I admitted to the charges which related to those serious errors of judgement. I am truly sorry for those actions, and apologise to everyone I let down as a result.”

"However, I have always been clear that whilst my conduct in communicating with Patient A was wrong, I repeat categorically that it never crossed over into any physical sexual contact. Whilst I respect the MPTS and the process, I do not agree with its decision,” he continued. “My life’s work has been and will remain focused on helping people. I remain dedicated fully to this purpose. I am incredibly grateful to my patients and friends who supported me throughout this incredibly difficult period.”

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