Police called on the victims in the Cimický case to report

Updates: 09.11.2021 13:54

Prague – Prague police officers today called on potential victims and witnesses in the case of sexual harassment of patients by a doctor from Prague 8 to report to investigators. The context shows that this is the case of the well-known psychiatrist and writer Jan Cimický, who in recent days has been accused by sexual harassment or assault of several women in the media. The spokesman of the Prague police Jan Janěk v press release He stated that the criminal investigators in the case performed the initial acts within the criminal proceedings.

“Since yesterday, criminal investigators of the Third Police District have been dealing with a case of sexual harassment of patients by a doctor from Prague 8, which should have occurred in previous years, based on information published in the media. In this case, criminal investigators he asks possible injured women and witnesses to contact the investigators directly on the telephone number 603457989, “said Daněk.

Cimický, who is to receive an award for merit for the state in the field of culture from President Miloš Zeman, previously denied the accusations of actress and singer Jana Fabiánová, who said in a social network in October that she had been sexually assaulted by a doctor in the past. He did not comment on further allegations. Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES) told Deník N on Monday that Cimický should not receive the award until he cleared his name. The castle has not yet commented on the information published in the media or on the statement of the prime minister, who has previously co-signed the list of personalities awarded the president.

Fabianova according to earlier information Hospodářské noviny published a post on the social network just in response to the information that Cimický will receive a state award. Following Fabiánová, other women also accused Cimický of harassment or direct assault. On Sunday, for example, on the Czech Television program 168 hours, one of the women described that Cimický had sexually assaulted her as a patient at the Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1980s. Harassment on CT was also described by other women.

CT moderator Martina Vrbová Hynková, who met Cimický at work, not as a patient, also described her experience with harassment on social networks. She said that a psychiatrist knocked her down on a sofa 20 years ago while preparing a TV show, and began to touch her chest and kiss her. The woman ran away from the surgery. “I am writing all this in order to support the women – Dr. Cimický’s patients, whose statements are downplayed and downplayed by some people,” said the moderator.

Cimický’s former superior Zdeněk Bašný told Czech Television that the psychiatrist’s departure from the Bohnice hospital in 1996 was related to sexual harassment. Cimický was the head of the sociotherapy and rehabilitation department at the Psychiatric Hospital in Bohnice from 1981 to 1996. Women in the media mostly describe harassment from this time. According to the Criminal Code, which was in force until 2010, possible crimes would be time-barred after 12, five or three years, depending on the seriousness of the crime.

Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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