Giovanni Miniello told several women that his penis, which he referred to as a ' magic flute ,' had healing powers.
4 December 2021, 2:54 pm·2-min readStock image of a gynaecologist.Getty ImagesAn Italian doctor told female patients that sex with him could cure them of HPV, reports say.He claimed that his penis, which he called the "magic flute," could prevent women from getting cancer, per reports.
Professor Giovanni Miniello, 68, has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.An esteemed Italian gynecologist tried to persuade female patients into engaging in sexual intercourse with him by claiming that it could rid them of human papillomavirus, or HPV, according to reports.
Professor Giovanni Miniello, 68, from the southern Italian city of Bari, told several women that his penis, which he referred to as a "magic flute," had healing powers, per the Italian newspaperThe paper reported that Miniello said that sex with him could "save" his patients from cervical cancer — which can be caused by an HPV infection. headtopics.com
According to the Italian newspaperRepubblica,several women agreed to have sex with him, afraid of the consequences of HPV. Other patients, Repubblica reported, refused to be convinced.One of Miniello's patients claims that the doctor told her not to trust the results of an HPV test, which came up negative, and he offered to "decontaminate" her, per
The Times. He advised that she could eliminate the infection by having sex with a vaccinated person, such as himself, the woman claims.The woman took her story to Le Iene, an Italian TV show, which orchestrated a televised sting operation to expose Miniello.
A screenshot from the Le Iene undercover investigation.Le IeneLe Iene sent an actress who posed as a patient to covertly film Miniello, which included a meeting in a hotel room following a medical examination. She asked about using protection, to which Miniello replied that it was pointless because she would not receive antibodies to protect her from HPV, the
Daily Mail reported.On camera, The Times reported, he referred to his penis as "Padre Pio" – a 20th-century friar known for his healing abilities. Miniello was then filmed, half-naked, being confronted by a reporter. He repeated his unfounded claims of curing HPV with sex, per The Times. headtopics.com
Story continuesSince Le Iene broadcast the undercover investigation, the show said that several other women had come forward.Read more: Yahoo Singapore »
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