YouTube star Stevie Ryan is a nurse accused of wrongdoing and gross negligence

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A nurse practitioner who treated YouTube star Stevie Ryan before committing suicide has been accused of having a sexual relationship with her and telling her not to go to the hospital if she was suicidal.

Ryan, an actress and comedian who rose to fame on YouTube for celebrity impersonations, committed suicide in her Los Angeles home in 2017 at the age of 33.

New details have now emerged about Ryan’s last few months as a result of legal action against the nurse, Gerald Baltz, seeking to revoke or suspend his licenses.

The California Board of Registered Nursing is behind the legal action against Baltz after accusing him of misconduct, gross negligence, and incompetence regarding his treatment of Ryan.

The nursing file obtained by the LA Times, accuses Baltz of establishing an improper relationship with Ryan while she was his patient for two years.

He has also been accused of engaging in sexual relations with her three months before her suicide when she was treated by someone other than the same facility where he worked.

Stevie Ryan

Gerald Baltz

Gerald Baltz

Stevie Ryan committed suicide in her Los Angeles home in 2017 at the age of 33. Gerald Baltz, a nurse practitioner who treated the YouTube star, is accused of having a sexual relationship with her.

Ryan had started seeing Baltz for treatment in 2015, about a year after her sketch comedy TV show on VH1, ‘Stevie TV’, was abruptly canceled.

In the two years that Baltz treated Ryan, he prescribed her a series of medications for depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to the filing.

During that time, he is accused of not being supervised for Ryan, despite her being suicidal.

The filing contains texts Ryan sent her friends about Baltz, including a message saying Baltz told her not to go to the hospital.

‘I saw my doctor. He said DON’T go to the hospital, ‘Ryan texted a friend.

“He’s giving me new drugs AGAIN … But he’s so hot … like FINE … I think I’m dating my doctor right now.”

The filing suggests that Baltz ended their therapist-patient relationship after two years so they could start a relationship. According to text messages, that relationship appeared to last for a few weeks.

Ryan had texted a friend in April 2017 saying she had asked her “ doctor ” and agreed, but he could no longer treat her.

He referred her to another doctor at the facility, Insight Choices, where he worked as a contractor, according to the filing.

In lyrics reportedly exchanged between the couple about the ethics of the relationship, Baltz wrote, ‘I’m a healer, it would be unethical for me … not for you … I’ve taken an oath !!’

Another text said, “If I did anything to harm you, it wouldn’t just be an ad ** k move, but make 10 years of school and work disappear for me.”

Ryan, an actress and comedian who rose to fame on YouTube for celebrity impersonations, committed suicide in her Los Angeles home in 2017 at the age of 33.

Ryan, an actress and comedian who rose to fame on YouTube for celebrity impersonations, committed suicide in her Los Angeles home in 2017 at the age of 33.

Ryan, an actress and comedian who rose to fame on YouTube for celebrity impersonations, committed suicide in her Los Angeles home in 2017 at the age of 33.

The California Board of Registered Nursing is behind the legal action against Baltz after accusing him of misconduct, gross negligence, and incompetence regarding his treatment of Ryan.

The California Board of Registered Nursing is behind the legal action against Baltz after accusing him of misconduct, gross negligence, and incompetence regarding his treatment of Ryan.

The California Board of Registered Nursing is behind the legal action against Baltz after accusing him of misconduct, gross negligence, and incompetence regarding his treatment of Ryan.

The California Board of Registered Nursing is behind the legal action against Baltz after accusing him of misconduct, gross negligence, and incompetence regarding his treatment of Ryan.

The California Board of Registered Nursing is behind the legal action against Baltz after accusing him of misconduct, gross negligence, and incompetence regarding his treatment of Ryan.

Baltz denied sending the messages when questioned by a nursing board investigator. He also allegedly told Ryan to delete some of their exchanges.

When the relationship started to deteriorate in late April, Baltz reportedly texted Ryan, “ I made a terrible judgment error. You needed help and I made things worse. ‘

In a broken text exchange that Ryan reportedly had with Baltz, screenshots of which she shared with a friend, he said to her, ‘So you don’t want to date anymore? It’s okay, I thought you might not be thinking straight. That’s stupid, I like you, but if you say that, I’ll leave you alone. ‘

A few days later, he reportedly wrote to her, ‘Listen, I feel terrible about this whole thing. Most important is your mental health. This is exactly why I am an idiot. ‘

Ryan continued treatment at the facility, but eventually dropped out because Baltz worked there, the filing says.

In an interview with the nursing board investigator, Baltz admitted after her death that he knew Ryan was having suicidal thoughts.

The claims made in the filing are similar to those in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Ryan’s parents against Baltz in 2018.

That lawsuit included allegations that they had been in a sexual relationship.

He settled the lawsuit for $ 200,000.

Baltz has four active nursing licenses in California, which allow him to provide psychiatric-mental health care. As a nurse, he may prescribe medication.

He has multiple nursing degrees from Saint Louis University.

Baltz is still working as a psychiatric nurse, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Ryan had become known on YouTube - under the character name Little Loca - with celebrity impersonations.  Ryan went on to do a sketch comedy show on VH1 Stevie TV, which was later canceled, and co-hosted a relationship talk show with Brody Jenner (above)

Ryan had become known on YouTube - under the character name Little Loca - with celebrity impersonations.  Ryan went on to do a sketch comedy show on VH1 Stevie TV, which was later canceled, and co-hosted a relationship talk show with Brody Jenner (above)

Ryan had become known on YouTube – under the character name Little Loca – with celebrity impersonations. Ryan went on to do a sketch comedy show on VH1 Stevie TV, which was later canceled, and co-hosted a relationship talk show with Brody Jenner (above)

Ryan’s father, Steve Ryan, said he was unaware of his daughter’s relationship with Baltz prior to her suicide.

He said he insists that Baltz be held accountable for the allegations as he continues to deal with others.

‘We know she was vulnerable … and [Baltz] took an oath … to help and not to harm. And I don’t think he helped at all, ”he said.

‘I don’t want to ruin anyone’s life. But … at least he has a life to ruin. ‘

Ryan had gained fame on YouTube – under the character name Little Loca – with celebrity impersonations including Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Amy Winehouse.

She was quickly picked up by Hollywood bosses.

Ryan went on to do a sketch comedy show on VH1 Stevie TV, which was later canceled, and co-hosted a relationship talk show with Brody Jenner.

In a previous interview discussing the responses she received on her videos, she said: ‘It doesn’t matter who you are … you can be the most talented person in the world and you put everything on the internet and everything you get are hateful reactions.

‘I didn’t know that at the time. I don’t think anyone remembered that. I was like, ‘Oh no, they didn’t! These bastards don’t know what they just asked for! ‘

‘So then I created Little Loca with the thought,’ I’m going to give YouTube a ** now. ‘I made Little Loca and thought I would just do it and make people panic. ‘