The disgraced Columbia University gynecologist who was accused of sexually abusing former presidential hopeful Andrew Yang’s wife, Evelyn, was sued Friday by five new accusers, including two who say they were abused as minors.
The women, who were not named in the suit, said they suffered verbal and physical abuse during examinations by Robert Hadden so the convicted sexual abuser could “satisfy his own prurient and deviant sexual desires.”
Hadden allegedly abused one of the women while she was a high school student and “groomed” her to be his victim, according to the suit.
Along with inappropriate touching and unnecessary exams, Hadden chatted with the teen about her virginity, “eliciting intimate and inappropriate details about how close she has gotten to experiencing sexual intercourse with a male,” the suit states.
The other woman who said Hadden abused her as a high school student claimed he quizzed her on a barrage of inappropriate subjects all while “ogling and groping her unclothed body.”
Three other women who were allegedly abused by the perv beginning in the late 1990s described similar actions by the disgraced doctor.
The suit also names medical facilities where the alleged abuse took place — including Columbia University Medical Center and the university itself — for allowing Hadden to continue his predatory behavior unchecked.
Columbia did not immediately respond to request for comment.
The suit is the latest in a string of complaints against Hadden, who was given a slap on the wrist at his sentencing in a 2016 criminal case.
Hadden avoided jail time in the case by agreeing to register as a sex offender and forfeiting his medical license.
The women who filed Friday’s suit are seeking a trial and unspecified damages from Hadden.
The most high profile accuser is Evelyn Yang, who told CNN in a January interview that she was assaulted by Hadden in 2012, saying he groomed her for sexual assault before subjecting her to unnecessary exams and forcible touching.
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