17 Women Sue Columbia University, Its Hospitals, Claim “Massive Coverup” of Doctor’s Sex Abuse

December 6, 2018

(CBS News) – Seventeen women filed suit Tuesday against Columbia University and its associated hospitals, claiming the institutions committed negligence and fraud as part of a “massive coverup” of an obstetrician’s sexual abuse of patients for more than 20 years. The women say the university and hospitals were first made aware of the former doctor’s behavior in the early 1990s, but “actively and deliberately — and inexplicably — concealed Robert Hadden’s sexual abuse for decades, and continued to grant Robert Hadden unfettered access to vulnerable, unsuspecting, pregnant and non-pregnant female patients.”

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