Medical doctor arrested for the third time for beating his girlfriend
An unrepentant abusive boyfriend has been arrested for the third time in less than four years for allegedly beating his girlfriend and leaving her with a ruptured eardrum and more injuries.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Dr. Rafael Azulay and charged him with felony battery. The Weston doctor beat his girlfriend in their Weston home on March 1.
According to the arrest report, Azulay became enraged when a BSO deputy showed up at their home to do a welfare check on the victim following an anonymous tip to police.
Immediately the deputy left after carrying out the welfare check, the Memorial Regional Hospital internist punched his girlfriend in the head and face repeatedly. She tried to block the blows with her arm. The report states Azulay then grabbed her by her throat before she bit him and fled the home. She was able to run to the community’s guard gate, where a relative picked her up.
The victim was taken to hospital with where it was revealed that she suffered a ruptured eardrum and multiple fractures to her face and nose. Photographs show bruises to the victim’s back, face, arms, and neck.
Azulay was arrested for battery in August 2014 and again in April 2015. He was never convicted in either of the cases due to the victim refusing to work with prosecutors. Investigators said Azulay owns a gun and threatened to kill his girlfriend and bring her to her mother in a body bag if he ever went back to jail.
Azulay is currently being held on $50,000 bond.