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 pornographic images of his patients were taken – something that survivors have long been asking to see. The fact is, Rockefeller University knew that Dr. Archibald was under grand jury investigation and had multiple abuse complaints filed against him – but they allowed his abuse to continue anyway,” Freeman said in a statement.
Victims of Archibald have previously called on Rockefeller University to turn over any illicit photographs the doctor took of them. Investigators with Debevoise & Plimpton were unable to track down records of these photographs, according to Thursday’s report. Searches have taken place at the Rockefeller University campus and off-site archive facilities. Investigators believe the evidence indicates Archibald may have destroyed many of the photos.