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Last Laugh! Doctor's Lies on Internet Cause him to Get Sued

Reuters News Wire (
Sat, 10 Sep 2005 16:03:59 -0500

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Normally I do not make fun of people
who have legitmate reasons for sadness (Katrina victims) nor even the
folks who are just very naive and get set up by charlatans and wind up
getting seriously hurt. But obviously, these two women had not taken
the time to read and reflect upon "Honesty and the Internet" as
detailed at PAT]

Angry women sue NY doctor for online dating lies

A Manhattan fertility specialist has been sued by two women who say he
broke their hearts after meeting them through an online dating site on
which he pretended to be single.

In their lawsuits the two women, Tiffany Wang and Jing Huang, accused
Dr. Khaled Zeitoun, 46, of pretending to be single and using mind
games to entice them into sexual relationships with tales of past

According to court papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court and made
public this week, Zeitoun is married with three children. Wang said
she met him in March 2001 through a Web site on which he said he was
single and had never married.

"Zeitoun claimed he and Wang had been married to each other in
previous lives," Wang's lawsuit said, adding that the doctor told her
he had mistreated her in that life and "searched for her in this
lifetime to correct his past mistakes."

Wang says that in May 2002, he asked her to marry him but only
proposed "to see the look of joy on her face."

In a separate suit filed earlier this year, Huang said she met the
reproductive endocrinologist in October 2003 through an online dating
service. He fed her a similar line about being single and having been
married to her in a previous life.

Huang eventually realized he was cheating on her and the relationship
ended in July 2004.

Both women are seeking unspecified money damages for infliction of
severe emotional distress "outside the boundaries of human decency and
social norms."

In a written response to the court papers filed by Huang, Zeitoun
admitted that he told her he was single and had relationships with
other women he met on the Internet.

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

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