Archibald Scandal


Doctor’s accusers demand hospital, club hand over files

Victims are coming forward to say Dr. Reginald Archibald photographed them naked and sexually abused them under the guise of doing “growth research” from the 1940s into the 1960s.They say he volunteered as a "pool doctor" at the Madison Square Boys Club on the Lower East Side, where he was a fixture and conducted physical exams on kids. Lawyer Jennifer Freeman’s law firm represents more than one hundred accusers. They are senior citizens now but say they’re still haunted by the memories.“He used it in as an opportunity to engage in child sex abuse,” ...

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Victims say pedophile ‘pool doctor’ lurked at LES boys club

He was the “pool doctor” at the Madison Square Boys Club, volunteering to give physical exams to poor kids in the Lower East Side youth program. He often stood on the deck, watching them swim and frolic naked.From 1942 through the ’60s, the late Dr. Reginald Archibald was “a fixture” at the club, which thrived on donations from New York City titans like the Astor family and on the patronage of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.But the 135-year-old institution, which today serves boys and girls in The Bronx and Brooklyn and has a new clubhouse in Harlem under ...

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2 doctors’ photos play role in sexual abuse claims involving hundreds of victims

Two doctors allegedly abused their authority to prey upon young victims.In one case, a disgraced University of Southern California gynecologist has led police to a collection of nude photographs that may be connected with the abuse alleged by his patients.In another case, attorneys of patients who allege a New York doctor, now deceased, may have abused as many as 1,000 young patients over decades want to know what happened to the doctor’s photos. They fear the images may be circulating as child pornography.Patients seek whereabouts of deceased doctor’s ...

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Hospital Cover-Up? Photo-Taking Doctor Allegedly Sexually Abused 1,000 Kids

Rockefeller University Hospital on the Upper East Side in New York has acknowledged that Reginald Archibald, an endocrinologist and child growth specialist, most likely sexually abused more than 1,000 child victims over perhaps 40 years, confirmed attorneys representing the abused.It may be the largest case of sexual abuse by one person in the United States, CBS News reported Tuesday in interviews with some of the survivors, former patients of Archibald, a “highly regarded” growth specialist who claimed to treat children who matured at a slower rate than their ...

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‘He was revered like a god’: Patients of New York doctor who died in 2007 and ‘could have abused more than 1,000 children over decades’ demand to know why Rockefeller University stayed quiet about allegations

Victims gathered outside Manhattan hospital on Tuesday for press conferenceSaid that Dr Reginald Archibald had abused them as children years agoArchibald worked at Rockefeller University Hospital from 1948 to 1982The endocrinologist specialized in childhood growth before he died in 2007Ex-patients say he abused them and took nude photos for 'scientific research'Some 100 ex-patients have joined a legal actions seeking to destroy photosAttorneys for the victims believe as many as 1,000 children were abused Doctor Reginald Archibald's research aimed to help children grow ...

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Victims Detail Alleged Abuse By Esteemed Doctor At Rockefeller University Hospital

Dr. Reginald Archibald was considered an esteemed physician when he worked at Rockefeller University Hospital, but three years before his death in 2004 a former patient came forward with allegations of abuse.More people have claimed he sexually abused them and took photos that could be considered pornography.“Many pictures were taken of me over the 11 years and I would like to see them,” victim Ron Samuel said.The accusers say in the 50s and 60s, the doctor used film cameras and in the 70s and 80s he used a Polaroid camera.https://youtu.be/Fb9Q91MLc...

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New York doctor may have abused more than 1,000 victims over 40 years

Patients and relatives of those treated at a famous research hospital in New York want to know why Rockefeller University stayed quiet about a prominent doctor who died 11 years ago and is believed to have abused childrenfor decades. Attorneys representing those individuals now say there may be over 1,000 victims in what may be the largest case of sexual abuse by one person in U.S. history.https://youtu.be/DntKCR80VY4Former New York doctor may have abused over 1,000 victims

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UES Hospital Must Return Photos Of Sex Abuse Victims: Lawyers

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — Sex abuse victims of a long-time Rockefeller University doctor who was hailed as a "miracle worker" stood in front of the Upper East Side institution Tuesday with their lawyers to demand the hospital turn over any medical records that may contain nude images taken of victims under the guise of medical research.Rockefeller University Hospital admitted in October that the institution was aware that Dr. Reginald Archibald may have molested, raped and photographed children between the ages of 6 and 16 from the 1940s to the 1980s. In the wake of the ...

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NYC doc took pics of sex abuse; patients seek their whereabouts

Peter Katsikis had only one appointment with Archibald, in 1969. He said Archibald directed him to remove his clothes; he touched him sexually and then took several photos of him in the nude. Katsikis was 12 and said it was his first sexual experience. He wouldn't tell anyone until he told his wife 26 years later.The trauma changed him, he said, making him cynical and sometimes short-tempered as an adult. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are sexual assault victims unless they grant permission."I've replayed the episode a couple ...

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Patients Demand Nude Photos Doctor Took As Part Of Sex Abuse

Years ago, Gale Coleman, a patient of Dr. Reginald Archibald, requested and received her medical records from the hospital but the photos were never released.Coleman said that never receiving the photos “confirmed to me what I had suspected, which was that these pictures were not part of my medical file, they were not taken for medical reasons, they were taken for Dr. Archibald gratification.”Archibald, who is now deceased, was a well-respected pediatric endocrinologist who saw thousands of children at Rockefeller University Hospital from the 1950s to the ...

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