A former psychiatry professor from Yale University has been accused of sexually assaulting five students at a research facility in the Caribbean. He also, according to accusations, conducted inappropriate “medical exams” on three different students.
Dr. D. Eugene Redmond ended up retiring from the school of medicine at the university after a total of 44 years of working there and supposedly assaulted the select students at a facility he operated on an island in St. Kitts. Former attorney Deirdre Daly claims that it all started with Redmond crossing boundaries, causing the entire situation to get out of hand.
“Each of these incidents occurred in a bedroom that Redmond required each student to share with him and after each of the students had been drinking with Redmond,” Daly said. “We have also determined that Redmond conducted, in St. Kitts, three purported medical exams of students that included inappropriate genital and/or rectal exams.”
Redmond has also been accused of sexual misconduct with eight undergraduate students, and one high school student at St. Kitts. Despite the allegations, he has still yet to be criminally charged with anything.
Allegations of Redmond’s sexual misconduct have been going on for years. Two of the assaults and two of the “exams” reported took place in 1994, while the rest of them were between 2010 and 2017. Peter Salovey, Yale President, spoke out against his former colleague.
“Redmond’s actions, reported by the survivors who came forward, are reprehensible and antithetical to the educational mission of our university,” Salovey said. “I state again in the strongest possible terms that sexual misconduct and sexual assault have no place in this university.”
Salovey actually requested a separate investigation of Redmond after a complaint was filed in 2018. This investigation found that Yale did not respond properly to the first few complaints in 1994. Salovey was very disappointed and decided to formally apologize.
“The behaviors in question violate every expectation we have of our faculty and the trust our students, and society, place in educators,” Salovey said. “On behalf of Yale, I am deeply sorry Redmond’s behavior was not stopped once and for all when it was first reported.”
A good amount of the students assaulted claim they have tried to “block out the memories” of Redmond, but the trauma still lives on. As of now, the faculty of Yale are doing their best to be there for the students and provide as much counselling and support as they need.