The continued persecution of Dr. Richard Smayda

One has to wonder why, having been acquitted in May of charges of sexual harassment, Dr. Richard Smayda (of Brewster) is being forced to defend himself once again against similar charges brought by a group of middle-aged women who suddenly "remembered" instances of impropriety only AFTER the initial case was publicized?

I have been to Dr. Smayda and other physicians at Brewster Medical for all manner of treatments; including internal exams and adjustments. None of the doctors there (and I saw Dr. Smayda exclusively for 2 years)has EVER made me feel uncomfortable.

D.A. O'Keefe's duty to the taxpayers is to determine which cases have merit to spend taxpayer dollars prosecuting. NOT to allow frivolous lawsuits to conduct a witch hunt against a person who has already been acquitted once.

The whole process of watching the ruination of a fine doctor and his reputation revolts me! This case is a perfect example of abuse of the system, and maybe we should take a closer look at D.A. O'Keefe's agenda (and that of these women who should have spoken up AT THE TIME the supposed "violation" of their persons occurred)?

Had something like they are claiming happened to me, I would have reported the incident IMMEDIATELY!

I have seen Dr. Smayda's wife, and I sincerely doubt he would feel inclined to seek out middle-aged women (not ONE under 50?)...........

Come on now. This continued prosecution constitutes harassment at this point!

C. Contilli
Brewster, MA

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