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Manhattan District Attorney Reopens Sexual Abuse Case Against Gynecologist Robert Hadden Charged With Assaulting Evelyn Yang

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NEW YORK – The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has reopened the case against a gynecologist accused of sexually abusing 19.

Among Robert Hadden’s accusers is the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

Hadden pleaded guilty in 2016 to one count of criminal sexual contact and one count of forced touching under a deal that barred him from being released from prison. He was stripped of his medical license.

Dozens of women have since brought public charges against Hadden and, in January, Evelyn Yang told CNN that Hadden assaulted her in 2012, when she was pregnant with her first child.

A spokesperson for Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said in a statement provided to ABC News that two senior prosecutors had been assigned to re-examine the case and were “in contact with a representative of a number of survivors. “.

“We admire the courage of the survivors who recently shared their stories,” said spokesperson Danny Frost. “Their voices will be heard and the abuse they suffered will be fully investigated.”

Anthony T. DiPietro, a malpractice lawyer who represents several victims of Hadden released a statement:

“I’m glad the prosecutor decided to support the survivors and prosecute Hadden, but that’s not enough. Columbia University has withheld evidence of Hadden’s sexual abuse over the past 25 years. To ensure this does not happen again, I call on the prosecutor to open a criminal investigation into Columbia University for the role it played in allowing, aiding, encouraging and covering up two decades of sexual abuse. ”

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