Patient alleges married Santa Rosa Kaiser doctors used her as 'sex toy,' stole her pot

A woman who claims she was tricked into becoming a "sex toy" for her Santa Rosa Kaiser primary care physicians -- a married couple -- is suing the doctors and the hospital for undisclosed damages.

Her 44-page complaint filed this month in Sonoma County Superior Court alleges that physicians Edward and Karen Rose exploited the doctor-patient relationship by seducing the unnamed woman and stealing her marijuana.

It describes a relationship that allegedly grew over time from hugs and text messages to an alcohol-fueled threesome at the couple's Fountaingrove home and a sexual encounter in a hospital examination room.

The suit alleges 13 causes of action including sexual battery, negligent hiring and the infliction of intentional emotional distress. It seeks punitive damages and attorney fees in addition to compensation for three pounds of purloined pot.

"The Roses' seduction, inebriation and repeated sexual battery of their patient was a conscious exploitation of their status as physicians, which they used to coerce and trick Jane Doe into becoming their sex toy, both on the Kaiser campus and off," Santa Rosa attorney Peter Goldstone wrote in the complaint.

The Roses, who are no longer employed by Kaiser, didn't respond to repeated requests for comment.

Kaiser attorney Ann Larson also wouldn't discuss details, including whether hospital administrators knew of the alleged affair, citing patient privacy concerns and the hospital's own investigation.

"They have both been gone from Kaiser since early 2012, which sort of speaks to the issue," she said.

Both Roses remain licensed by the state, and Ed Rose is working as a contract physician at La Clinica de La Raza in Vallejo, clinic officials confirmed. His LinkedIn profile says he is leaving clinical medicine and is interested in positions that don't require an active medical license.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of a woman identified only as Jane Doe, alleges she sought treatment for abdominal pain from her Kaiser physician, Karen Rose, starting in 2008. She was later treated by Ed Rose in 2011.

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