SCARSDALE - Update in September 2016: A Scarsdale cardiologist accused of sexually harassing one of his former employees has had all the charges against him dismissed.
Dr. George Shapiro was accused in federal court in the spring of 2014 by a female employee who had claimed the doctor showed her naked pictures of his patients and asked her lewd sexual questions. When she complained about it, she said she was fired. Shapiro had denied the allegations, and on March 24, 2015, federal Judge Gregory Woods dismissed the claims against the doctor in U.S. District Court. It’s not clear if an out-of-court settlement was reached with the former employee.
Below is the original story as it aired on News 12:
A former employee has filed a federal complaint claiming a Scarsdale doctor sexually harassed her.
The 32-year-old female says she started working for Dr. George Shapiro in 2011. During that time, she claims he bragged to her about performing cosmetic procedures like Botox in exchange for sexual favors from female patients at his other practice in lower Manhattan. She also says he showed her naked pictures of patients on his cellphone and asked her lewd sexual questions.
The former employee was fired in December, and she says it was done for no reason.
This isn't the first time Shapiro, 53, has gotten into trouble with the law. In 2005, he was caught by the FBI for providing sexual enhancement drugs like Viagra to the Gambino crime family. He pleaded guilty in 2006 and was sentenced to a year of probation and a $5,000 fine.
Employees at both his Scarsdale and Manhattan offices refused to comment.