Defense lawyers say a California surgeon and his girlfriend deny allegations they preyed on two intoxicated women, drugging and raping them.
The Orange County district attorney on Tuesday announced charges against Dr Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley and said investigators believe there may be many more victims.
Attorneys Philip Cohen and Scott Borthwick say in a statement that Robicheaux and Riley have been aware of the accusations for months and will formally deny the allegations at their first opportunity in court.
It adds the allegations do not involve the surgeon’s medical practice in Newport Beach, a wealthy seaside community south of Los Angeles.
Robicheaux once appeared in a reality TV show called “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male.”