“There was absolutely no premise for that line of questioning, and it seemed like he just wanted to hear about me talking about sex.
What I kept sticking to was this: ‘OK, so my doctor is pervy. I have a pervy doctor, but I’m going to focus on having a healthy baby,’ and the idea of changing doctors was overwhelming for me.”
“The examinations became longer, more frequent, and I learned that they were unnecessary most of the time,”
“I suppose I just need to trust him.”
“I was in the exam room, and I was dressed and ready to go. Then, at the last minute, he kind of made up an excuse. He said something about, ‘I think you might need a C-section,’ and he proceeded to grab me over to him and undress me and examine me internally, ungloved,”
“I knew it was wrong. I knew I was being assaulted,”
“I imagined myself as someone being, you know, like I would throw a chair at him and run out yelling bloody murder.
I just kind of froze like a deer in headlights, just frozen. I knew it was happening. I could feel it. I remember trying to fix my eyes on a spot on the wall and just trying to avoid seeing his face as he was assaulting me, just waiting for it to be over.”
Evelyn Yang was reading letters that voters had sent to her husband, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, and suddenly stopped in her tracks.
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”I Blamed Myself”
Like many other victims of sexual abuse, Yang took the blame upon herself. She said she didn’t tell anyone what happened because she blamed herself, and worried she had done something to “invite this kind of behaviour”.
She later received a letter telling her that Hadden had left the practice, and then saw news reports that another woman had made a complaint about his behaviour to the police.
“This was a serial predator, and he just picked me as his prey,”
She said she had decided to speak publicly after receiving a positive response while speaking openly about the fact her son is autistic.
“Something about being on the trail and meeting people and seeing the difference that we’ve been making already has moved me to share my own story about it, about sexual assault,”
After the interview was broadcast, Andrew Yang tweeted:
“I love my wife very very much.”
Watch the video of her interview with CNN:
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