“I state again in the strongest possible terms that sexual misconduct and sexual assault have no place in this university”
This sounds pretty serious. Yale has even hired a former U.S. attorney to investigate.
USA Today reports:
Yale failed to stop professor who sexually assaulted students over decades, report says
A Yale professor sexually assaulted five students over decades, according to a report commissioned by the university, which had investigated the professor’s behavior in 1994 but failed to stop him.
D. Eugene Redmond was a professor of medicine before he retired from the university in 2018 while facing disciplinary action. He has been banned from the campus, according to a Yale news release.
The university launched an investigation early this year and hired former U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly to lead it.
“Redmond’s actions, reported by the survivors who came forward, are reprehensible and antithetical to the educational mission of our university,” said Peter Salovey, Yale’s president. “I state again in the strongest possible terms that sexual misconduct and sexual assault have no place in this university. … On behalf of Yale, I am deeply sorry Redmond’s behavior was not stopped once and for all when it was first reported.”
Redmond denied the allegations and refused to participate in the investigation, according to the report.
The Yale report comes as the public has increasingly demanded that men be held responsible for sexual assault and misconduct, in part via the #MeToo movement. Blame is also directed at the powerful institutions where these men continued their behavior unchecked.
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