BERKELEY, Calif., March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Eric Samuels has been exonerated of claims that he sexually harassed "Justina Roe" while working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley Counseling and Psychological Services during the 2016/2017 academic year. Though the Regents of the University of California and Ms. Roe negotiated a financial settlement, Dr. Samuels was dismissed from the case, and he is not liable for any part of the settlement.
A gay man, Dr. Samuels denied Ms. Roe's claims. In addition, UC Berkeley Counseling and Psychological Services investigated Dr. Samuels's treatment of Ms. Roe; independent experts also reviewed the treatment record and the video of the therapy session in question. Both the investigation and the independent experts' reviews refuted Ms. Roe's claims.
"Due to the confidential nature of therapy, Dr. Samuels cannot respond to Ms. Roe's allegations in detail publicly," said Jamie L. Dupree of the law firm Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier LLP. "I am pleased to have helped him be exonerated and clear his name."
"I am relieved that I am able to put this behind me," Dr. Samuels stated.
Dr. Samuels maintains a private therapy practice in Oakland and San Francisco. He obtained a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute and specializes in treating young adults, men, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities. Dr. Samuels is currently on the board of the Alameda County Psychological Association and is an active member of many professional associations, including Gaylesta, the Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity. He is a former Chair of the California Psychological Association of Graduate Students and a former member of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
Contact: Sam Singer
Singer Associates Public Relations San Francisco
Jamie L. Dupree
Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier LLP
Phone: (415) 399-3843
SOURCE Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier LLP