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Posted on: Jun 21 2016
By Jose Martinez | January 11, 2012 | New York Post
A Manhattan businesswoman is suing her wealthy ex-lover, saying the disgraced Texas hand surgeon infected her with a sexually transmitted disease after wooing her into the sack.
Michael Glyn Brown, a high-society fixture in Houston who lost his medical license in 2006 for repeatedly testing positive for cocaine, is accused of keeping mum to his 30-something gal pal about the sexually transmitted disease.
“Look, if you’ve got a disease and you don’t tell your partner, it’s illegal,” said David Jaroslawicz, a lawyer for the woman. “It’s also just not very nice.”
The woman, who filed suit in Manhattan under the alias Chris Stevens, learned she has herpes last month after spending Christmas with Brown in New York. She hasn’t seen or heard from him since Dec. 26, when his private plane dropped her off in Niagara Falls, where she was visiting family, her suit says.
A Texas jury acquitted Brown last September of assaulting his fourth wife, who is now dating former Houston Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell. He’s previously pleaded guilty to beating his third wife.
The Manhattan Supreme Court suit says Brown, 54, insisted to the woman that he was disease-free when they began living together last July in three Manhattan apartments, including a suite in the Waldorf Astoria and one at the Trump Parc on Central Park South.
The claim, court papers say, was a flat-out lie.
“She went to see a doctor,” Jaroslawicz said. “And when she saw how serious it was, she went to see a lawyer.”
The woman’s STD claim is little more than a cash grab, said a lawyer for Brown.
“This lawsuit is really about getting money from Michael Brown,” said lawyer Mark Tate. “We have evidence that if she, in fact, has a positive test for herpes, that she could not have gotten it from Michael Brown.”
The suit says the couple met in April 2009 in Aspen, Colo. Aside from a few days together in June of that year, the suit says, he stayed out of the picture until last summer.
“He was persistent,” Jaroslawicz said. “He kept calling, telling her he was infatuated.”
Brown made a name for himself with flashy television ads for the Texas Hand Center, co-starring with his kids in promotions for the Houston-based chain of carpal tunnel treatment clinics. Several of his surgical techniques are trademarked.
He’s also the author of several self-published books, including “Kilimanjaro: Safari in Tanzania,” in which he wrote about pummeling his second wife during a nightmare about a lion attack.
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