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New York Daily News

Columbia must come clean on Hadden: The university has a responsibility for the crimes of the criminal sex abuser

For years we have pushed for the university to be better, specifically in its handling of sexual assault cases and its treatment of survivors like us. It failed, and continues to do so. Columbia no…

October 29, 2023

RAW: NY: Protesters March at Columbia University Over OBGYN Abuse

Protesters marched to Columbia University demanding to know why it hasn’t investigated Robert Hadden

October 25, 2023


New True Crime Podcast Investigates OB-GYN Found Guilty Of Abusing Patients For Decades

The ‘Exposed’ podcast tells the story of how Dr. Hadden of Columbia University sexually assaulted patients for decades & the women who brought him to justice.

October 25, 2023

Columbia Daily Spectator

Elected officials, former patients, medical center students deliver letter to Shafik‚Äôs office calling for investigation of ‚ÄėHadden cover-up‚Äô

New York state elected officials, Columbia University Irving Medical Center students, and survivors gathered outside the Morningside Heights campus…

October 24, 2023

Columbia University under pressure to investigate convicted OB-GYN Robert Hadden

Demonstrators, including lawmakers and dozens of sexual abuse survivors, marched onto the campus to deliver a message on Tuesday. CBS New York’s Natalie Duddridge has the story.

October 24, 2023

FOX 5 New York

Survivors of former Columbia University OB-GYN demand action

Survivors of Robert Hadden, a gynecologist who sexually abused hundreds of patients, are demanding Columbia University investigate anyone who may have covered up his crimes.

October 24, 2023

Lawmakers, survivors demand Columbia University launch probe into convicted OB-GYN Robert Hadden

They say the university never notified patients about the loss of his medical license and history of abuse.

October 24, 2023

ABC7 New York

Survivors of former OBGYN demand internal investigation and accountability for sex abuse cover-up

The survivors of Robert Hadden’s abuse marched to the office of Columbia University’s president Tuesday and hand delivered a letter demanding an internal investigation and accountability for those who they say enabled and covered up his abuse.

October 24, 2023

What’s behind cases of physician sexual abuse - The Boston Globe

Patients rarely report misconduct, often doubting their own concerns or fearing consequences.

October 12, 2023


Columbia University Deals With Revelations About Its Decadeslong Failure to Stop a Predator

Medical students have protested and survivors have expressed outrage following ProPublica’s investigation into how Columbia ignored warnings that former OB-GYN Robert Hadden was abusing patients.

October 12, 2023

Columbia Daily Spectator

Hundreds of Hadden patients sue Columbia and his former supervisors

Over 300 patients of Robert Hadden, a former Columbia gynecologist who was convicted of sexual abuse, filed a lawsuit last week against Columbia, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and 17 of their associates‚ÄĒincluding nine practicing medical facilities, seven former supervisors of Hadden, and Hadden himself.

October 11, 2023

22 healthcare controversies in 1 week

Explore 22 healthcare industry-related controversies, investigations and other legal incidents reported since Oct. 3.

October 10, 2023

Fox News

Hundreds of victims accuse Columbia University of covering up doctor's years of abuse in lawsuit: 'Not fair'

A new lawsuit accuses Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian of covering up years of sexual abuse by former OB-GYN Robert Hadden, who is currently in prison.

October 9, 2023

Bwog - Columbia Student News

‚ÄúEnd The Cover-Up‚ÄĚ: Protests At The Investiture Of President Shafik Call For University Accountability In Sexual Assaults - Bwog

Editor’s warning: Mentions of sexual assault In July, former Columbia OB-GYN Robert Hadden was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on four counts after hundreds of former patients came forward with accounts of sexual abuse at his hands.

October 9, 2023

Democracy Now!

300+ More Sex Abuse Survivors Sue Columbia, Robert Hadden

We speak to the attorney suing Columbia University and its affiliated hospitals on behalf of some 300 more patients who say they were sexually assaulted by former Columbia University obstetrician Robert Hadden over two decades while Columbia shielded the sexual predator.

October 6, 2023

Democracy Now!

Protest Demands Columbia U. Notify All Patients of Jailed OB-GYN Sex Abuse Record

On Wednesday, hundreds of medical students and sexual assault survivors of former university obstetrician Robert Hadden protested at Columbia University’s campus calling for accountability during the inauguration ceremony of the university’s first woman president.

October 6, 2023

Nation World News

301 Women Sue Ex-gynecologist Robert Hadden: They Accuse Him Of Being New York's "biggest Sexual Predator"

The case of Robert A. Hadden continues to haunt the United States. A former Columbia University gynecologist who was sentenced in July to 20 years in prison.

October 6, 2023

The Jewish Voice

Columbia University Faces Growing Lawsuit Over Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Gynecologist - The Jewish Voice

Columbia University finds itself embroiled in a mounting legal battle as an additional 301 patients of former gynecologist Robert Hadden filed a lawsuit on Tuesday.

October 6, 2023

Vigour Times

Alarming Allegations Surface Against Former NY Urologist: Multiple Sexual Assault Cases Unveiled - Vigour Times

Darius Paduch, a former urologist, faces allegations of sexually assaulting men and boys in a new lawsuit. Prosecutor Anthony T. DiPietro describes Paduch as a “serious sexual predator”.

October 6, 2023


A urologist who sexually abused dozens of patients bounced around the New York medical community for years without his employers taking claims seriously, new lawsuit says

Darius Paduch, a former urologist, is accused of multiple counts of sexual assault against minors and adults, a lawsuit filed in New York shows.

October 5, 2023


Robert Hadden: 300 mujeres m√°s demandan al "mayor depredador sexual" de Nueva York

Menos de dos meses después de haber sido condenado por abusar de decenas de pacientes que asistían a su consulta, Robert Hadden y la Universidad de Columbia, donde trabajaba, son demandados por 301 pacientes del exginecólogo.

October 5, 2023

More Than 300 Sexual Abuse Victims file lawsuits against Columbia University and Robert Hadden

More than 300 victims of former Columbia University Medical Center obstetrician/gynecologist Robert Hadden filed lawsuits against the…

October 4, 2023


Over 300 Alleged Sexual Abuse Victims Sue Columbia University‚ÄĒClaim Ex-Gynecologist Robert Hadden Is ‚ÄėMost Prolific‚Äô Predator In N.Y. History

A civil suit filed this week reportedly alleges Hadden is the ‚Äúmost prolific serial sexual predator in New York state history.‚ÄĚ

October 4, 2023


Exclusive: 300 patients sue Columbia University over doctor's sexual abuse

Robert Hadden was sentenced to 20 years in prison in July. More than 300 women allege the university and its hospitals enabled his sexual abuse for decades.

October 4, 2023

Hundreds more women say they were victims of Columbia doctor

Dr. Robert Hadden was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

October 4, 2023


Exginec√≥logo de Nueva York es el depredador sexual en serie m√°s "prol√≠fico" de la historia del estado, seg√ļn demanda de 301 pacientes

Los abogados de 301 pacientes que acusaron a un m√©dico de la Universidad de Columbia de abuso sexual durante las revisiones afirman que el exginec√≥logo ‚Äďcuyos se√Īalamientos de abuso fueron ampliamente reportados por CNN‚Äď es el depredador sexual en serie m√°s “prol√≠fico” en la historia del estado de Nueva York.

October 4, 2023

Columbia Daily Spectator

‚ÄėThis will define your administration‚Äô: Hadden survivors, postdoctoral union members protest Shafik‚Äôs inauguration

As students, faculty, and guests gathered on Low Steps on Wednesday for Minouche Shafik’s inauguration as the 20th University president, the area beneath them on College Walk and South Lawn flooded with hundreds of marching and chanting protesters.

October 4, 2023


Hundreds More Alleged Sexual Abuse Victims of Ex-Columbia Gynecologist Robert Hadden Sue School, Lawsuit Claims

A civil lawsuit has been filed against Columbia University, alleging that former gynecologist Robert Hadden sexually abused an additional 301 victims while working for the university.

October 4, 2023


Robert Hadden, ex-Columbia University gynecologist, faces hundreds of new sex abuse claims

More than 300 former patients filed new sexual abuse claims against a former Columbia University gynecologist in court this week.

October 4, 2023

ABC7 New York

Protesters call on Columbia University to alert patients of former OBGYN's conviction

Protesters, which included Columbia medical students and survivors, are calling on the new president to immediately notify former patients of the prolific sexual abuse.

October 4, 2023

Mail Online

Over 300 additional abuse victims are now suing Columbia University

The suit filed Tuesday in the New York Supreme Court accuses Columbia of ‘covering up the sexual abuse’ of ‘the most prolific serial sexual predator in New York State

October 4, 2023

The Messenger

Columbia Sued by Hundreds Accusing Disgraced Gynecologist of Sexually Abusing Them

The suit describes Robert Hadden as ‘the most prolific serial sexual predator in New York State history’

October 4, 2023

301 more alleged victims sue in OB-GYN abuse case

Over 300 patients have sued Columbia University and former OB-GYN Robert Hadden for sexual abuse during examinations.

October 4, 2023

Columbia Daily Spectator

Shafik inaugurated as 20th University president in ceremony that draws hundreds of protesters

Minouche Shafik was inaugurated on Wednesday as Columbia’s 20th president in an ornate ceremony on Low Steps against a backdrop of hundreds of union picketers and protesters gathered on College Walk and South Lawn.

October 4, 2023


WSJ News Exclusive | Columbia University Gynecologist Had Hundreds More Sex-Abuse Victims, Lawsuit Claims

An additional 301 patients sued the school Tuesday, more than doubling the number of victims who have come forth.

October 3, 2023

The Daily Beast

Columbia Doctor Jailed for Molesting Patients Hit With Lawsuit by 300+ Women

‚ÄúHadden acted as a disgusting, sadistic, and perverted sexual predator,‚ÄĚ the suit alleges.

October 3, 2023


Columbia Finally Issues an Apology to the Victims of Robert Hadden

Survivors of the predator doctor are not satisfied with the university’s mea culpa.

September 20, 2023

Former Obstetrician/Gynecologist Robert Hadden Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Sexually Abusing Numerous Patients

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ROBERT HADDEN was sentenced today to 20 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman for enticing and inducing four victims to travel interstate to engage in unlawful sexual activity.

July 25, 2023

New York Post

Disgraced NYC ob/gyn Robert Haddon turns on waterworks at sentencing for ‚Äėextreme‚Äô abuse of patients

The ex-doctor found guilty of sex-trafficking patients to sexually abuse them put on the waterworks before he was officially sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

July 25, 2023


Ex-Columbia University gynecologist sentenced to 20 years in prison on federal sex abuse charges

A former Columbia University gynecologist accused by the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and others of sexual assault was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison after his conviction earlier this year on federal sexual abuse charges.

July 25, 2023

the Guardian

US gynecologist Robert Hadden sentenced to 20 years in prison for abusing patients

Prosecutors described Hadden as a ‚Äėpredator in a white coat‚Äô, saying he lured out-of-state patients to New York to abuse them

July 25, 2023

The New York Times

Doctor Who Abused Women Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment

Robert A. Hadden, a gynecologist, was convicted of luring women across state lines to appointments in Manhattan where he abused them.

July 25, 2023

Former gynecologist Robert Hadden sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual abuse of patients

A judge described Robert Hadden’s behavior as “lewd, serious, out of control, depraved, extraordinary,” and the case as “like no other.”

July 25, 2023

Former gynecologist Robert Hadden expected to face 20 years for sexually abusing patients

The former Manhattan gynecologist was convicted on federal charges in January.

July 24, 2023

ABC News

Former Columbia University OB-GYN Robert Hadden convicted of sexual abuse

Former Columbia University OB-GYN Robert Hadden has been convicted of all four counts following his Manhattan federal court trial.

January 24, 2023
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