Arrest warrant issued for patient who defamed doctor
A former patient ordered to pay a $480,000 defamation settlement to his doctor after launching a hate campaign has been sentenced to two years in jail in his absence.
Gerardo Mazzella threatened his orthopaedic surgeon Dr Munjed Al Muderis (pictured) in a series of YouTube videos, Facebook posts and websites, claiming his penis was mutilated during a hip arthroscopy.
The campaign included death threats, eventually leading Dr Al Muderis to successfully sue Mazzella for defamation in July 2017.
But Mazzella never appeared at the defamation hearings, and