Good job! The jury assigned to figure out whether Dr. Heather Krell or Dr. David Martorano saw through all the bull and psychiatry mumbo jumbo and awarded neither party any money.
A Los Angeles jury Thursday found that UCLA’s psychiatry department did not sexually harass a former resident who alleged that he lost a coveted job because he had an affair with his supervisor.
But the jurors also did not believe the supervisor’s assertion that Dr. David Martorano slandered her by making up the affair, which Martorano testified included oral sex in parked cars. The supervisor denies it.
I’m still very impressed with Dr. Krell’s ability to avoid the photographers. Of course, if I’d been there, I would have got her picture, no doubt. Alas – the trial is over, with a verdict tantamount to “neither of you are in the right and neither of you get a prize.” I swear, I wish we could reach this step much faster – we might be able to unclog our court system. Too many lawsuits – like the one I was a juror on – is essentially a spat between friends/colleagues.
However, I gotta wonder – how did Dr. Dave’s wife feel about all this explicit testimony? Apparently they’re newlyweds – according to this page on the WeddingChannel, they were scheduled to get married just last November. I am also curious as to whether Dr. Krell is married.
Also, what about the previous, unrelated sexual harassment lawsuit with a multi-million jury award? Hm. So many questions, so few answers.
*Dr. Krell breaks her silence! She left me a comment tonight:
Being wrongly accused of sexual harassment, I was interested in principle not money. I countersued Dr. Martorano for $1.00.-Heather Krell MD,MPH
*Dr. Krell left me this last message early this morning:
While my UCLA Colleagues and I are very pleased with the outcome, it was “unfortunate‚Äù that we had to go to a courtroom to defend our actions against “baseless accusation.”
Ah well. Time for everyone to start living their lives.