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Shocking information is being revealed about the doctor who was violently dragged off an United Airlines flight on Sunday.

People around the world were in complete and utter disgust on Monday when a video hit the web of Dr. David Dao being forcefully removed from the seat he paid for.

After overbooking the flight from Chicago to Louisville, the airlines chose the doctor at random to give up his seat. But things took a disturbing turn when he didn’t comply.

According to the airlines, Dao became belligerent when he was asked to leave the aircraft. That’s when officers ferociously grabbed him, pulled him over three armrests, busted his lip and dragged him down the aisle. Per the airlines, he was not complying with standard procedure.

Although the man was wildly mistreated and the airline’s actions were completely inexcusable, new details about the doctor’s past might alter opinion about the victim.

Here are five shocking revelations about Dr. Dao.

According to TMZ, Dao was 1. “charged in 2005 with 98 felony drug counts for illegally prescribing and trafficking painkillers.” Apparently, prosecutors accused the doctor of fraudulently filling prescriptions for “hydocodone, Oxycontin and Percocet.”

2. That same year, Dao was given 5 years probation after being convicted on 6 felony counts of obtaining drugs by fraud and deceit.

3. Dao’s past also apparently includes being convicted for “writing prescriptions and checks to a patient in exchange for sex.”

4. Following the string of legal woes, in February 2005, Dao “surrendered his license to practice medicine in Kentucky.” But ten years later, the medical board “lifted the suspension and allowed him to practice medicine again.”

5. Fast forward to one year later, in 2016, the medical board put restriction on his practice. Now, according to TMZ, Dao can “only practice internal medicine in an outpatient facility one day a week.”

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Sattelite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind; to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crisis around the world and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genius behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at it’s core, it’s like, listen, ‘we gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of back bone, a message about climate change and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the cautiousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural ills and weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “Integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying ‘here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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