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A bikini model claims her doctor pestered her with sexual advances for three years.
Wanda Arena, 42, from New York City, alleges orthopedist Dr Mark Sherman, sent her a barrage of 'filthy' text messages, including one exposing himself.
Dr. Mark Sherman allegedly targeted Arena, a widow who lost her husband in the 9/11 attacks, after taking her phone number from a patient file when she came to him for surgery on a torn knee ligament in 2009, according to a lawsuit she filed.
Arena says that for three years Sherman, a high-profile surgeon who led a team of local doctors to Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake, harassed her with random phone calls and romantic poems sent by text reported the New York Daily News.
But the mother of two, who is now pregnant with a third child was horrified when he allegedly sent her a photo of his genitals one night in October with the message 'Where r u?'
He then followed the lewd photo up with four phone calls that Arena ignored, according to a draft of the lawsuit.
'It kind of enraged me and scared me at the same time,' Arena told the Daily News. 'Who does that?'
A secretary at Dr Sherman's medical practice, Staten Island Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, told MailOnline no one would comment on the Arena's claims.
Arena who lost her husband Louis, a New York firefighter, in the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center, replied with outrage: 'Your(sic) a filthy animal and don’t ever text me again or I’ll go to the police.'
Sherman who was divorced about a year ago and lives alone, according to a woman who answered the door at his Staten Island home, replied 'OK. Sorry,' the Daily News reports.