Citing what they claimed were legal conflicts of interest, prosecutors filed a motion Tuesday to have the attorney representing a woman who claimed a doctor sexually assaulted her removed from the case.
That brought an angry response from the attorney.
“I find his preposterous and disingenuous,” said attorney Andrew Del Cueto.
The motion was denied by Judge Ron Rangel.
But not before several other contentious confrontations between the prosecution and the defense.
“Don’t even talk to me,” Prosecutor Cathrine Babbitt said to defense attorney Alan Brown.
“Don’t worry, I wouldn’t talk to you,” Brown retorted. “I don’t talk to liars.”
Brown represents Dr. Calvin Day, who is facing sexual assault charges for allegedly attacking a patient during a Sunday morning visit to his office in August 2010.
The woman testified Tuesday that she repeatedly asked Day to stop his advances.
“I said to him, ‘I want you to stop,’ and I think he should have known that,” she testified.
The woman, whose identity is not being disclosing due to the nature of the allegations, said Day tried to keep her from leaving.
“He moved from blocking me from exiting after I said it maybe three or four times before he finally looked up,” she testified.
Testimony will continue on Wednesday in Rangel’s 379th District Court.
Day, whose medical license has already been temporarily suspended, is facing up to 20 years in prison if he is found guilty.