Doctor accused of having sex with multiple women in doctor’s office apologizes to ex-lovers and patients, tells court he suffers from addiction
- Dr. Plimmer is accused of inviting women to his office for sexual purposes during work
- He opened up about his battle with sex addiction after sleeping with 90 women
A Cambridge-trained doctor accused of having sex with several women in his surgery today apologized to former lovers and patients and admitted it was “a waste of my own initiative”.
Dr Tom Plimmer said he was “ashamed” of destroying a string of women’s lives by “lying” and “cheating”, but blamed his actions on his sex addiction.
And the 40-year-old said he had never sought “power” over any of his lovers and insisted each of his sexual encounters had been consensual.
Dr Plimmer – who the Daily Mail revealed has previously spoken openly about his struggle with sex addiction and his 90 former lovers – is accused of inviting two women to the practice in Swindon, Wiltshire, for allegedly sexual relations during working hours.
He also allegedly exchanged innuendo-filled messages with a female colleague before they engaged in weekly sexual relations in his consulting room.
Dr Tom Plimmer, pictured on September 19, told how he was “ashamed” of destroying a string of women’s lives by “lying” and “cheating”.
Dr Plimmer is accused of inviting two women to the practice in Swindon, Wiltshire, for sexual purposes during working hours.
Giving evidence for the first time today, Dr Plimmer told a medical tribunal the way he treated women was “disgusting”.
“I betrayed their trust, I disrespected them, I lied and cheated, and there is no excuse,” he said during the hearing.
“I feel immense shame for everything I have done.”
Cross-examined by Mark Monaghan, counsel for the General Medical Council, Dr Plimmer admitted he was “guilty of creating much of the mess that we are discussing here”.
But he insisted he did not “enjoy” antagonizing the women or try to “manipulate” them.
Denying using his girlfriends for sex, Dr Plimmer insisted he was looking for ‘companionship’ – but admitted to cheating on them regularly.
Asked by Mr Monaghan if it was “normal” to see three women at once, Dr Plimmer admitted it was “abnormal”.
“It was shameful and regrettable, and it ended up causing a lot of harm to a lot of people, and it’s all my fault,” he said.
Dr Plimmer said the litany of deceptions was a consequence of his admitted sex addiction, saying: “You’ll never see an active addict who isn’t also a liar.” »
The court – which is taking place via online sessions – previously heard that Dr Plimmer lied about the illness of members of his family, including his mother, as he tried to ‘juggle’ his series of girlfriends .
Today he said: “I sincerely apologize to the people I lied to, my mother, my brother, my friends, my colleagues, and of course the unintended consequences this has had on patients and on the ability to take care of them.”
Earlier, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal panel agreed to drop allegations that Dr Plimmer had sex with one of the women without her consent.
He also dropped claims he pinned the woman – who was among those who reported him to the GMC – on a bed and shouted words such as “don’t talk to someone you’re fucking”. ***** ****’.
The move follows legal discussions after the woman, called Miss D, refused to continue her testimony.
The hearing continues.