THE PREVIOUS head of the USC’s prestigious medical school for years carried on an astounding double-life — married, respected eye doctor by day, and meth-smoking, philandering celebration animal through evening, it was once found out Monday.
“He would say, ‘They love me round here. The scientific students suppose i am God,’” 21-12 months-antique Sarah Warren, a former prostitute and Carmen Puliafito’s ex-female friend, informed the Los Angeles Occasions.
Puliafito, 66, resigned from his $1.1 million-a-yr task at University of Southern California’s Keck School Of Drugs in March 2016 — 3 weeks after Warren overdosed in his hotel room, the paper found out.
His gal friend survived the OD, and later spilled on their drug-fueled relationship to the days, alongside different customers in their team. The paper additionally cites interviews footage and movies of the Harvard-skilled document the usage of heroin, meth and ecstasy through the benders.
Stunningly, the daddy of 3 seems to have carried on his secret lifestyles with none obtrusive affects on his difficult activity — all the way through his time at Keck, he helped herald $1 billion in donations, raised the varsity’s status and profile, and oversaw hundreds of staff individuals and scholars.
In The Meantime at night, he used to be bringing hookers and addicts into his workplace at USC to birthday celebration — footage display the drugged-up document’s birthday party posse smoking heroin in Keck Faculty lab coats and USC merchandise, the times studies.
And the nice physician always footed the invoice for the nice instances, consistent with one person.
“He could say, ‘Money isn’t a topic,’” Don Stokes, 39, informed the newspaper. “there was infrequently a day while he wasn’t round.”
Stokes, a karaoke DJ and recuperating addict, stated Puliafito even purchased him meth when he was once in rehab.
But the nice occasions came to a halt whilst Warren overdosed. Puliafito called 911 and said she’d just had too much to drink. Warren says it was once GHB — the “date rape” drug, which some additionally use to get top.
The Pasedena Police Department says it discovered greater than a gram of meth within the room — even though cops didn’t arrest Puliafito for possession and mysteriously failed to prepare a record at the OD until the days inquired.
Puliafito left his gig shortly after the incident to work for new York pharma company Ophthotech — which laid him off in December when its medicine failed clinical trials.
Now Puliafito is again representing USC at public occasions — and seeing sufferers on the university’s eye clinics, the times reports.