This man right here is Larry Rosenthal, and he's a dentist on Manhattan's Upper East Side neighborhood. He also lives in the building that the late Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle crashed his plane into last October. This so bothered him that he's suing the Lidle family for $7 million. Not the city: Lidle's family.
Sounds like an asshole, right? Oh, you don't know the half of it. This guy's got such a history of douchebaggery that there's a whole Web site devoted to him, appropriately titled BadDentist.com. What's his history? Here's a paragraph that pretty much sums him up:
"Celebrity" dentist Dr. Larry Rosenthal has been sued at least five times for malpractice. Dr. Rosenthal has had his professional license suspended after he admitted to illegally purchasing and distributing hundreds of grams of cocaine and many other illegal drugs. Dr. Rosenthal got caught lying about all of this under oath, thereby committing perjury, a felony punishable by five years imprisonment. Dr. Rosenthal has been sued by a competitor for stealing client records. Right now, Dr. Rosenthal is being sued by his own associate dentist. In the filings of that case, Dr. Rosenthal's associate claims that Dr. Rosenthal is both a liar and a criminal. Additionally, a receptionist where Dr. Rosenthal used to work claims under oath that Dr. Rosenthal sexually harassed her and other co-workers. Dr. Rosenthal has also lied to the press many times in order to promote himself. Additionally, Dr. Rosenthal has now admitted that providing a list of patients who traded sex for free dental work would violate doctor-patient confidentiality.
Well, yeah, you hate to see that. Apparently, BadDentist has been up for a while and has documented so many of Rosenthal's missteps that it has caused considerable damage to his business, which might be why he's suing the Lidle family for $7 million. Hey, anybody out there who might happen to have an appointment with Dr. Rosenthal today ... when he has your fingers in his mouth, go ahead and bite them off. It would be a public service.