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December 14, 2018

Psych exam ordered for alternative medicine doc accused of sexually abusing patient

September 29, 2018
Eric Braverman (center), in Manhattan Criminal Court with attorney Jason Berland. (Alec Tabak / New York Daily News)

A psychiatric fitness exam was ordered Wednesday for an alternative medicine doctor accused of sexually abusing a patient last year.

Prosecutors — in a rare move — requested an evaluation for self-described anti-aging expert Eric Braverman, who was busted in November on charges he groped a woman in his care at his Park Ave. office on July 20, 2017.




Typically, it’s a defense attorney making a competency assessment request. The district attorney’s office did not publicly disclose its reasons for seeking the study.

Braverman, 60, allegedly penetrated the woman with his fingers against her will. It was not the first sex offense claim lodged against the Path Medicine proprietor.

The “Younger (Sexier) You” author was previously accused of attacking a 28-year-old woman inside a Tribeca apartment.

Prior to that, he did 15 days in jail for attempted petty larceny after stealing documents from his divorce case file at 60 Centre St.

His attorney, Stephen McCarthy, said Braverman, who is still practicing, will comply with the court’s order to undergo the mental health evaluation, which is meant to determine whether a person is coherent enough to understand the nature of the proceedings against them and to assist in their own defense.

“The doctor looks forward to participating in the process and ultimately resolving the case in a successful way,” McCarthy said.

Braverman is due back in Manhattan Supreme Court on Nov. 29 to get the results of the testing.

He was allowed to remain free on his own recognizance by Justice Curtis Farber.




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