Andrew Yang's wife details alleged sexual assault by doctor

Andrew Yang's wife details alleged sexual assault by doctor
I remember trying to fix my eyes on a spot on wall and just trying to avoid seeing his face as he was assaulting me: Andrew Yang's wife | File photo via AP

Andrew Yang's wife said that Dr Hadden pulled her to him and undressed her, then used his fingers to examine her internally.

he wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says she was sexually assaulted by an obstetrician while she was pregnant with the couple's first child. Evelyn Yang said in an interview televised Thursday by CNN that the assault happened in 2012 and that she was initially afraid to tell anyone. She and 31 other women are now suing the doctor and the hospital system, saying they conspired and enabled the crimes. Yang said she was encouraged to speak out after seeing the positive reception she and her husband had been getting on the campaign trail by being open about their son's autism. "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," she told CNN. Yang said she first began seeing Dr Robert Hadden in New York in early 2012. As the months went on, Yang said, Hadden began asking her inappropriate questions about her sexual activity and spent more time conducting examinations. When she was seven months pregnant, Yang said, she believed her appointment was done and she was getting ready to leave when the doctor told her abruptly that he thought she might need a cesarean section. She said Hadden pulled her to him and undressed her, then used his fingers to examine her internally. "I knew it was wrong. I knew I was being assaulted," she said.