An esthetician accused of violating a 2014 court order barring her from injecting clients with Botox and other fillers has been ordered to find a lawyer before her case goes back to court.
Eve Stewart told Superior Court Justice Lynn Ratushny on Thursday that she couldn’t respond to the charges because she couldn’t find legal counsel. Ratushny agreed to adjourn the case until June 5 and insisted Stewart obtain a lawyer before that date.
“No lawyer will take my case,” lamented Stewart as she walked away from reporters.
In May 2014 Stewart was ordered to stop performing a number of medical procedures, including Botox injections, Silhouette facelifts and rhinoplasties.
On Friday the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario launched a new legal action against Stewart after an investigation prompted by information received from the public.
The college alleges Stewart, who is not licensed to practise medicine, has broken the terms of the 2014 court order by once again offering medical procedures at Eve’s Laser Clinic.
Outside court Thursday afternoon, Stewart told reporters that vials of Botox and other injectables found in garbage bins outside her home by a private investigator hired by the college did not indicate she was violating her conditions.
“I was injecting myself,” said Stewart.