February 21, 2024

A Newport Seashore surgeon and his girlfriend, as soon as accused in a headline-grabbing case of drugging and sexually assaulting seven ladies, are searching for unspecified damages from the county of Orange.

Whereas the intercourse prices have been dropped or dismissed towards Dr. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley, the authorized prices and the flood of unhealthy publicity broken them financially and torpedoed Robicheaux’s medical profession, in accordance with separate however comparable legal responsibility claims filed by the 2 on Dec. 19.

Robicheaux misplaced his Balboa Peninsula dwelling and voluntarily allowed his medical license to be suspended. He now lives in an RV with Riley.

The claims, thought of precursors to lawsuits, alleged the publicity-generating felony prices have been filed to “improperly affect” then-Orange County District Legal professional Tony Rackauckas’ failed reelection bid in 2018.

False and deceptive statements, together with that the physician and his girlfriend assaulted as many as 1,000 ladies they met at Newport Seashore night time spots, have been lodged by the prosecution crew, stated Robicheaux’s declare, submitted by legal professional Thomas M. Ferlauto.

“None of that was true,” the declare stated. “Nonetheless, the native, nationwide and worldwide media picked up the story, resulting in a media feeding frenzy through which claimant was characterised as a voracious rapist.”

Prosecutors labeled the 2 as predators, whereas protection attorneys stated they have been responsible of nothing greater than swinging.

Amongst these particularly named within the declare have been Rackauckas and his spokesperson, Susan Kang, each of whom couldn’t be reached for remark.

When the case first surfaced, the prosecution crew held information conferences and stated there have been movies and DNA proof indicating Robicheaux and Riley have been sexual predators who picked up ladies, drugged them after which assaulted them at Robicheaux’s dwelling.