Doctor who sued Trump accused of sexual assault by apparent ex-girlfriend on Twitter

Editor’s note: This story contains depictions of sexual assault.

Eugene Gu, the doctor perhaps most famous for successfully suing President Donald Trump for blocking him on Twitter, has been accused of sexual assault by a woman on Twitter who says she’s his ex.

The woman, a medical student who goes by the username @DoctorMeowskis and boasts more than 14,000 followers, detailed her months-long relationship with Gu in a Twitter thread on Wednesday. She said that in addition to sexually assaulting her, Gu spent months impersonating a woman and talking to her through a now-deleted fake account.

According to the woman’s posts, the two developed a relationship after Gu found her through #GirlMedTwitter, a hashtag she created to empower women in the medical field. He began texting her frequently and said they would be Twitter’s “power couple.” The woman said that because of her recent breakup with her emotionally distant ex-boyfriend, she felt comforted by Gu’s affection and attention.

She described his obsession with Twitter and the beginning of his controlling behavior.

Eugene Gu, the doctor perhaps most known for successfully suing Donald Trump for blocking him on Twitter, was accused of sexual assault yesterday by his ex-girlfriend.


DoctorMeowskis/Twitter

 

At the same time, she began receiving messages from a woman named Mary Laury who claimed to be a surgeon. Things with Laury soon became “really weird.” Laury was obsessed with Gu and had “printed his photo and put it on her wall to admire.” She also asked for intimate details about the woman and Gu’s relationship. Laury made her feel “uneasy.” Laury also claimed to know Gu in real life.

The anonymous woman said she continued communicating with Gu, who frequently complained about his job at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She said she advised him to stop posting about his job. (Gu was released from the center earlier this year due to issues concerning his “work performance and professionalism,” though he claimed he was fired for speaking out against white supremacy.)

After a couple of months of talking, Gu invited the woman to visit him and said she could shadow him at work, according to her posts.

Eugene Gu, the doctor perhaps most known for successfully suing Donald Trump for blocking him on Twitter, was accused of sexual assault yesterday by his ex-girlfriend.


DoctorMeowskis/Twitter

She spent the next few days in his apartment and finally had the chance to go out on a date with him on Valentine’s Day.

The two returned to his apartment, where she said he forced himself on her.

Eugene Gu, the doctor perhaps most known for successfully suing Donald Trump for blocking him on Twitter, was accused of sexual assault yesterday by his ex-girlfriend.


DoctorMeowskis/Twitter

The woman said the next morning, Gu made no mention of the previous night and instead gushed about how excited he was for her to meet his mom. She said she returned home and began receiving “intense” messages from Laury about her sex life with Gu.

The woman said Gu made comments about being her future husband later had plans to visit her but backed out, claiming he was called into court. After she doubted his excuse, he blocked her. Laury then told the woman that Gu was upset and that she was going to fly to see him.

The following day, Laury sent the woman “disgustingly graphic details” of her and Gu’s meetup, which Gu denied. The woman told him that they were better off friends. He responded by bragging about his new girlfriend, who was “younger” and “had lots of Twitter followers.”

Gu’s Instagram account shows an apparent girlfriend who appears in multiple couples’ photos with him from April 3 onward.

The woman posted screenshots of her conversations with Laury and said she never blocked her because her account “legitimately scared” her. @DoctorMeowskis did not respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.

Though she never directly named Gu in her thread, an earlier tweet implied that he was the ex-boyfriend in question. Gu, who is known as a prominent liberal social media activist, maintained his innocence in a tweet alluding to the woman’s accusations and claimed that he was being targeted for “speaking out.”

He also sent messages about the woman’s post to Kelly Ellis, a software engineer, who voiced her support for the woman. She said that he sent her and other women “conflicting stories” about the allegations. Gu did not respond the Daily Dot’s request for comment.

Several users also accused Gu of using the Mary Laury account to attack those who disagreed with him. In one incident, Laury accused a user who goes by Dr. Glaucomflecken, an ophthalmologist and writer for GomerBlog, of racism.

The Chronicle, a student newspaper at Duke University, published an article Wednesday morning revealing that Gu’s ex-wife was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order against him in 2015. Gu denied the claims of domestic abuse and told the news outlet that his criminal records had been expunged. This news came weeks after Donald Trump Jr. sent out a tweet calling the doctor a “wife beater.”

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