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The first class action lawsuit was filed against former UCLA doctor James Heaps on July 30. Heaps now faces criminal charges and at least 18 civil cases in addition to this class action suit. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)
The first class action lawsuit was filed against former UCLA doctor James Heaps on July 30. Heaps now faces criminal charges and at least 18 civil cases in addition to this class action suit. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

James Heaps (left) and attorney Tracy Green (right) appeared in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. During the hearing, Heaps’ medical license was suspended. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)
James Heaps (left) and attorney Tracy Green (right) appeared in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. During the hearing, Heaps’ medical license was suspended. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

Former UCLA doctor James Heaps faces two more civil lawsuits from nine women alleging abuse. One suit was filed on behalf of three women who were UCLA students at the time of the alleged incidents. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Former UCLA doctor James Heaps faces two more civil lawsuits from nine women alleging abuse. One suit was filed on behalf of three women who were UCLA students at the time of the alleged incidents. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The University of California paid about $3.5 million in settlements to women who raised allegations against former UCLA doctor, James Heaps. He faces criminal charges for two counts of sexual battery and one count of sexual exploitation by a physician. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)
The University of California paid about $3.5 million in settlements to women who raised allegations against former UCLA doctor, James Heaps. He faces criminal charges for two counts of sexual battery and one count of sexual exploitation by a physician. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former UCLA doctor James Heaps appeared at the Airport Courthouse on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing or rescheduling. The hearing was rescheduled to July 30. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Former UCLA doctor James Heaps appeared at the Airport Courthouse on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing or rescheduling. The hearing was rescheduled to July 30. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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UCLA administrators informed students June 10 about the investigation and arrest of James Heaps, a former UCLA doctor, for sexual battery charges. The campuswide statement came about a year and a half after UCLA launched an initial Title IX investigation in response to complaints against Heaps. (Daily Bruin file photo)
UCLA administrators informed students June 10 about the investigation and arrest of James Heaps, a former UCLA doctor, for sexual battery charges. The campuswide statement came about a year and a half after UCLA launched an initial Title IX investigation in response to complaints against Heaps. (Daily Bruin file photo)