“He has had literally thousands of patients over the years, the vast majority of whom come for treatment on a regular basis,” the statement said. “Dr. Sanford is not going to talk to the press, or otherwise discuss this matter with any other person, because of the necessity of protecting patient privacy and because the proper place to resolve this kind of dispute is in a court and not on a television screen or the local newspaper.”
Sanford was booked into the Fulton County Jail and was later released on a signature bond.
It’s the second time Sanford has been accused of such an assault, police said. According to detectives, Sandy Springs police charged the chiropractor with sexual battery in a similar incident in 2008. No records regarding the outcome of that case were immediately available through the Fulton County court system. AJC.com has reached out for more information about those charges.
The arrest comes just a month after the opening day of Sanford’s latest venture, an all-day breakfast restaurant. Breakfast at Barney’s, which Sanford co-owns with former nightclub promoter Barney Lee Berry, opened Aug. 31 on Decatur Street.
It is not clear if Sanford’s involvement with the restaurant will continue. Berry declined to comment on Sanford’s charges, saying only that he knew nothing about the situation.
The police department is urging other potential victims of Sanford to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective M. Burson at MBurson@SandySpringsGA.Gov or by phone at 770-551-2570.