Botched star Terry Dubrow says he is being extorted for $5 million by a former patient who claims to have almost died.
Page Six has obtained exclusive court documents that outline the allegations against the longtime reality star and his response, adding that Terry‘s team has since filed a court order against his former patient Sandy Scoggins.
According to the report, Sandy went in for a routine butt lift last year but has since allegedly demanded the money or else she would go public with her negligence claims against the E! star. Sandy’s lawyer reportedly sent Terry’s team a letter demanding the $5 million amount back in July 2020.
Terry, for his part, is denying any negligence and is requesting the issue be brought to arbitration, seeing as the client signed an agreement stating any issues would be dealt with in that manner.
Dr. Terry Dubrow (right) starred on The Real Housewives of Orange County with his wife Heather Dubrow and now stars on the E! series Botched.
“Ms. Scoggins’ extortionate tactics demonstrate that she fully intends on ignoring the Arbitration Agreement in order to harass and attempt to harm Dr. Dubrow’s livelihood and reputation with a media smear campaign that uses a public court filing as its vehicle,” he wrote in the filing, according to the gossip outlet. “The truth of the matter is that Ms. Scoggins’ surgery was conducted with the utmost professional care and attention.”
The two parties have gone back and forth and it looks like it isn’t about to end any time soon, as Sandy’s team released quite the statement to Page Six about their story:
Dubrow’s operation was so incredibly incompetent that not only did our client’s wounds tear open immediately after her six-figure surgery, but she also developed sepsis and nearly died from Dubrow’s negligence on multiple occasions. On top of that, Dubrow left medical equipment used during the surgery in our client’s body, presumably because he was rushing to complete the procedure to get to filming his TV show. A camera crew for Botched was rushing Dubrow to finish with our client’s surgery since his show was about to start filming a new patient.
It has taken more than a year’s time and multiple surgeries before our client no longer had large, open wounds on her body left by Dubrow.
Instead of doing the right thing and accepting responsibility for his gross incompetence, he makes claims of extortion. Our client’s life was turned upside down and nearly taken by Dubrow, and he is attempting to suppress the truth of his incompetence with a confidential arbitration clause.
Dubrow has released private patient information to the Media and made false claims of extortion in an attempt to distract the Public from the truth. The truth is Dubrow rushed a surgery, nearly killed an innocent woman, and guaranteed this woman’s life will never be the same again. The world deserves to know he is not the renowned plastic surgeon he purports to be in Hollywood.
Botched will return to E! sometime next year.