Czech PM asks president not to award psychiatrist accused of sexual harassment
By Tom McEnchroe
November 10, 2021
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has sent a letter to President Miloš Zeman asking him not to give Jan Cimický, one of the country’s leading psychiatrists, a high state distinction. The letter, sent on Wednesday, was written in reaction to fresh allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault made by several women against Mr Cimický. The allegations are currently being investigated by the police, who have asked all victims to come forward.
In the letter, Prime Minister Babiš states that the number of sexual harassment claims made against Jan Cimický is growing. Mr Babiš goes on to say that, while he honours the presumption of innocence and cannot assess the veracity of the statements, he believes it would be fitting not to award the psychiatrist…
The list of alleged victims of Jan Cimický’s behaviour include actress and singer Jana Fabiánová, who claims that the psychiatrist had assaulted her, and Czech Television presenter Martina Hynková Vrbová who says that Mr Cimický had kissed her and touched her breasts in his office without her permission.
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Criminal investigators have proposed filing charges of rape and extortion against psychiatrist Jan Cimický. They say the well-known psychiatrist committed these crimes against 28 female patients between 1980 and 2016. The proposal has been sent to the District State Prosecutor’s Office for Prague 8, police said on Twitter. Several of Cimický’s former patients, including singer and actress Jana Fabianová, testified against him this year. The singer was the first to speak out after Prague Castle announced that it intended to present Cimický with an award for his life-long work.