N.Y.C. Gynecologist Faces Federal Charges Over 6 Sex Abuse Accusations – The New York Times

I just kind of froze like a deer in headlights, just frozen. I knew it was happening. I could feel it, Ms. Yang said. I remember trying to fix my eyes on a spot on the wall and just trying to avoid seeing his face as he was assaulting me, just waiting for it to be over.

In a statement on Wednesday, Ms. Yang thanked prosecutors for bringing the charges, calling them long overdue.

She added, I hope that this action leads institutions like the hospital Dr. Hadden worked at for decades to take complaints of assault and abuse seriously and immediately as opposed to ignoring them or brushing them under a rug for years.

Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian each said in statements that they would cooperate fully with prosecutors. Nothing is more important to Columbia than the safety of our patients, and we condemn sexual misconduct in any form, the Columbia statement said.

The trust that patients place in their physicians is sacred, NewYork-Presbyterian said in its statement. Haddens abhorrent actions violated that sacred trust and damaged womens lives.

Isabelle A. Kirshner, a lawyer for Mr. Hadden, declined to comment.

Mr. Hadden pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday evening. Prosecutors, offering written statements from five victims and an oral presentation from a sixth, argued vigorously for pretrial detention.

He has assaulted single women, married women, pregnant women, recent mothers and minors, one woman, identified only as Jane Doe 4, said in a statement read aloud by a prosecutor. He has demonstrated no regard for age, race and more importantly the dignity and personal autonomy of women. He should not be granted bail.

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