Robert Hadden He worked as a doctor Columbia University between 1987 and 2012, years in which his sexual abuse of women was constant while he carried out medical examinations. Lawyers for 301 patients of the former gynecologist have now denounced the institution for “covering up for 30 years the most prolific serial sexual predator in the history of the state of NY“.
It is not the first accusation of this type that he has faced since the lawsuit is added to the accusation of more than 200 other women who previously reported having suffered sexual abuse from Hadden.
It also represents the third complaint received by the former gynecologist, who has already been sentenced to 20 years in prison for “seducing and inducing four victims to travel across the state to have illegal sexual relations,” according to the sentence published in July of this year. Additionally, in 2016 he pleaded guilty to two charges related to sexual abuse, which caused him to lose his medical license.
Now the focus is on Columbia University. “I have heard from hundreds of victims who are now learning that they are not alone in fighting the abuse they suffered while under the care of Columbia University,” the plaintiffs’ attorney said. Anthony T. DiPietro. “Patients should not find out about this through the media. This information should come directly from Columbia, which has access to patient information,” she said.
The institution, aware of its inhibition in the events, has “deeply regretted the pain” of Hadden’s patients and has already agreed to pay 72 million in compensation to 79 patients in 2021, and a year later it paid another 165 million to 147 victims.