GP loses bizarre blackmail case

A WA GP at the centre of a bizarre oral sex and blackmail case is under investigation by the Medical Board of Australia.

Dr Vipin Lal, who practises in Perth, is already restricted to seeing female patients with a chaperone since becoming embroiled in a dispute with former patient Anna Marie Ridley, after the pair engaged in a sex act in his consult room in November 2013.

In the wake of the incident, the pair have been at odds over whether the act was consensual, as well as the intent behind Mrs Ridley's alleged comments to the GP a few days later that he could give her $10,000.