Yang says Hadden violated that trust in an unthinkable way when she was seven months pregnant.
“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,” she recalled.
“I knew it was wrong. I knew I was being assaulted,” she added.
Like so many survivors of sexual assault, Yang said she had always thought she would run away in a situation like this. But that’s not what happened.
“I imagined myself as someone being, you know, like I would throw a chair at him and run out yelling bloody murder,” Yang said.
“I just kind of froze like a deer in headlights, just frozen. I knew it was happening. I could feel it,” she added. “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.”
Hadden walked out of the room without washing his hands, Yang said. She left his practice and never returned.