The mother of a five-month-old baby girl is suing her adoptive father after he allegedly forced her to drive her to and from work and take her to the doctor.
The lawsuit, filed on Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that the father “repeatedly forced” the girl to drive and to take her with him on his business trips.
The mother’s suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, alleges her adoptive dad was a manager at a private medical clinic and that her birth mother was a nurse at a local hospital.
She said she gave birth in March 2016 at home with a vaginal delivery, but that her husband, the father, took her to his clinic for a follow-up appointment that afternoon.
The suit said that in the hours following her birth, her husband told her, “Don’t be a good mother.”
The father is identified as Ali Farid, who is listed on his LinkedIn page as a physician and an associate professor at UCLA School of Medicine.
He also serves on the board of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The father has not responded to requests for comment.
The LA Times previously reported that Ali Farad had allegedly assaulted a pregnant woman and his ex-wife in 2015.
The woman sued Ali Faras father, who she said was a co-founder of the Beverly Hills-based family clinic, for allegedly assaulting her.
The man denied any wrongdoing, the newspaper reported.
In February, Ali Farads son-in-law, who also did not respond to requests from The Verge for comment, told a judge that his father was never a violent person, the LA Times reported.
“I have nothing but respect for the family and the mother,” the son-lawor said in court documents.
“And I’m not going to put my son in a situation where his life depends on that.
I know I’m going to do the best for him.”