A Florida civil case between Dr. Leonard Hochstein, a former star of Bravo's Real Housewives of Miami, and two of his patients is raising a number of questions about the use of nondisparagement agreements to manage reputations in the field of plastic surgery.
Though RHOM is no longer on the network, Dr. Hochstein is still prominent with Bravo stars, including his wife, Lisa Hochstein, and other notables, who nicknamed him "Boob God" for his extensive experience in the field of breast augmentations and lifts. Newsweek says that Dr. Hochstein has filed a lawsuit against two of his patients, Nicole George and Kristen LaPointe, saying that their negative Yelp reviews damaged his reputation.
Hochstein has stated that reports of scarring and botched surgeries are untrue, which is why he has filed the lawsuit.
"My reputation is the most important thing to me. My patients come to me strictly through word of mouth. You want to defend yourself against things that you know didn't happen."