KIM Kardashian has been asked to distance herself from a doctor who appeared on Keeping Up With The Kardashians and has been accused of medically raping a woman.
Dr Phillip Milgram is being sued by Beverly Willhelm for fertility fraud after she discovered he had allegedly injected his own sperm into her when she and her husband went to him for help finding a sperm donor.
Ms Willhelm has now asked Kim "to disassociate herself and Keeping Up With the Kardashians from the doctor who violated me and committed fertility fraud on my family."
The doctor was seen on the October 1 episode when Scott Disick, the father of Kourtney Kardashian's three children, visited him to obtain an IV treatment to help with feeling drained and tired.
Kim has previously undergone fertility treatments with other doctors, and has been public about her struggles.
A lawsuit was filed on September 16 by Adam Wolf of Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane and Conway, on behalf of Ms Willhelm.
Eleven complaints have been made, including Battery, Intentional Fraud, Constructive Fraud and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.
In the documents, as seen by The Sun, it accuses Dr Milgram of "without
Plaintiff’s knowledge or consent" using"his own sperm to impregnate her, rather than, as promised, sperm from an anonymous donor."
Ms Willhelm and her son, Jimmy, now 32, "learned of his betrayal only recently, after her son obtained his 23andMe DNA profile."
Writing for The Daily Beast, Ms Willhelm continued: "The good news for Kim Kardashian is that Dr. Milgram was not her fertility doctor.
"The bad news for Ms. Kardashian is that her popular reality-television program put its very public seal of approval on a predator."
She continued: "It is hard to explain the shock, pain, and confusion I felt when I found out that the person I have loved so dearly for 32 years—my son, Jimmy—is genetically related to a doctor who inserted his own sperm inside me without my consent and against my wishes.
"My son is traumatized."
Dr Milgram has previously been stripped of his medical license by New York, Nevada and California, but it was later reinstated in California.
He surrended his California licence in 1999 after the Board of Medicine reportedly charged him "with gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, incompetence, failure to maintain adequate medical records, excessive treatment, prescribing Xanax and Prozac to his nurse-girlfriend (a drug addict who died by suicide shortly thereafter) without a good-faith examination or medical indication to support the prescription, practicing medicine while intoxicated, and using drugs or alcohol in a manner injurious to himself."
The lawsuit also alleges a number of other troubling details, including that he was reportedly charged "with performing an abortion on a patient who was not pregnant, performing other unnecessary surgical procedures, and failing to obtain informed consent to surgical procedures."
New York suspended his licence around this time, according to the lawsuit.
It also claims Nevada revoked his licence in 2000 after he failed to "inform the state licensing authority of the charges and surrender of his license in California or that his license had been suspended in New York."
In a letter sent to E!, lawyer Adam Wolf wrote: "Obviously, I know that neither Kim Kardashian nor anyone associated with Keeping Up With the Kardashians would knowingly promote the services of someone with the background of Dr. Milgram.
"I am well aware you would not intentionally tout as a medical expert and implicitly endorse someone like Dr. Milgram.
"More specifically, I do not think that someone of Ms. Kardashian’s demonstrated leadership on fertility issues would cast a positive spotlight on a medical professional currently being sued for fertility fraud."
The Sun has contacted Dr Milgam and E! for comment.
Reps for E! told The Daily Beast that Dr. Milgram’s appearance has been removed from all future airings of this Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode.
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