Archibald Scandal


Retired judge reveals his childhood sex abuse so others will file Child Victims Act claims

Retired acting New York State Supreme Court Judge Charles Apotheker said he struggled with his decision to identify himself as a victim of accused serial sexual predator Dr. Reginald Archibald, who is believed to have abused thousands of children during his tenure as an esteemed pediatric endocrinologist at Rockefeller University Hospital. The 72-year-old Apotheker, though, knew he could help other victims. He knew his own "outing" would make it more difficult to ignore accusations about decades of molestations by the now-deceased doctor. "I was angry. I was angry ...

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Judge Comes Forward With Devastating Story Of Sexual Abuse At Rockefeller University

In a frank personal essay published on Law.com, former Acting New York State Supreme Court justice Charles Apotheker details sexual abuse he suffered as a child. Apotheker’s abuser has been in the news a lot lately as the decades that Dr. Reginald Archibald, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Rockefeller University Hospital, spent allegedly abusing young boys has come to light. In the article, Apotheker says he kept the pain and memories of the abuse in a 60-year-old “mental box.” But now with the investigation into Dr. Archibald’s actions, done by Debevoise & ...

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Ex-NY Supreme Court Justice Reveals He Was Sexually Abused 60 Years Ago at Rockefeller University

By Charles Apotheker I remembered being placed against a wall naked with my hands extended out towards him. And then I remember the picture-taking. Pictures of my naked 13-year-old body, followed by measurements of my penis. Then it all went blank. When revelations came to light that Dr. Reginald Archibald, a well-respected pediatric endocrinologist at the Rockefeller University Hospital, had spent decades sexually abusing young boys under the guise of medical “treatment,” I was flooded with memories that I thought were tightly sealed away in a mental box from 60 ...

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Investigation Finds Deceased Doctor Sexually Abused Many Children

Lawyers hired by Rockefeller University Hospital to look into allegations against prominent pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Reginald Archibald found that he sexually abused many patients. Archibald, from Pelham, died in 2007. He treated children at Rockefeller University Hospital from the 1940s through the 1980s. Lawyers interviewed a thousand witnesses. They found Archibald photographed patients and took some to a private cabin on a remote Canadian island. The investigation uncovered evidence of a grand jury proceeding in 1961 in Manhattan, but there was no ...

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New report: Rockefeller University Hospital knew about alleged sex abuse as early as 1960s

The report also details a letter from a former patient written in 1996 claimed sexual abuse by Archibald Report concludes warnings signs were apparent and more could have been done to stop Archibald Nude photos of patients are still unaccounted for, but the law firm believes most were destroyed. Debevoise also found that complaints to the NYPD and the FBI were made around 1989–1990 Dr. Reginald Archibald, formerly of Pelham, allegedly abused hundreds and possibly thousands of children during his tenure at Rockefeller University Hospital. "It is ...

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UES Hospital Missed Warning Signs Of Predator Doctor: Report

Lawyers representing survivors of Archibald's abuse say the report offers proof that "Rockefeller University Hospital knowingly employed a child sexual abuser for decades," Marsh Law Firm attorney Jennifer Freeman said in a statement. Marsh Law Firm is representing more than 200 of Archibald's accusers. "Over a 40-year period, Dr. Archibald abused more than 1,000 children on University grounds, under the guise of scientific study. Moreover, the University has now admitted that Dr. Archibald kept detailed note cards on each patient, with written records proving that ...

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‘Pool doctor’ molested countless children for decades, investigation confirms

The report, released Thursday, confirmed the doctor’s decades-long reign of predatory abuse. “It is clear that Archibald, taking advantage of his position as a trusted and respected physician and researcher, engaged in a widespread pattern of misconduct and sexually abused many children at the Hospital over the course of many years when offering patients medical care and treatment,” the report found. In addition to photographing countless children naked, Archibald masturbated patients under the pretext of drawing semen samples for research purposes, according ...

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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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