Two months after the Ohio Supreme Court formally suspended attorney Michael Fine's law license for "hypnotizing clients for his own sexual gratification," an Elyria woman has filed a lawsuit against Fine, her former lawyer, the Chronicle-Telegram reported this weekend:
The lawsuit, filed Friday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court, accused Michael W. Fine of taking advantage of his status as the longtime attorney for the woman and her family to share a “special gift” with her during “mindful meditation” sessions that she can’t fully recall.
During the sessions, Fine allegedly massaged the woman’s shoulders and touched her upper legs and thighs, the lawsuit said. She also could not account for all of the time she spent meeting with Fine.
“After these sessions, (the woman) felt as if she had engaged in some sort of sexual activity, though she has no recollection of such,” the lawsuit said.
This is the same behavior described by the Lorain County Bar Association in their Nov. emergency motion to suspend his law law license. That document is embedded below, and make sure to click over to the new story by Chronicle Telegram reporter Brad Dicken, who's been on top of the creepy hypnotist lawyer beat.
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