Fifteen new plaintiffs named in Kelly lawsuit

first_imgIn a statement to the Daily Trojan, the University wrote they are aware of the ongoing suit and are concerned by the allegations.  Fifteen additional former and current USC students have joined a lawsuit against former campus men’s sexual health doctor Dennis Kelly and the University. A total of 21 plaintiffs, most of whom identify as gay or bisexual, have now come forward, alleging that Kelly sexually harassed them during appointments at the Engemann Student Health Center, according to the complaint.  Kellogg & Van Aken LLP, the firm representing the victims, filed the original suit on Feb. 11. The lawsuit accuses Kelly of sexual battery, sexual abuse and discrimination in an educational setting and also alleges that USC was responsible for negligent hiring and retention.  During some of the examinations, Kelly allegedly used his fingers and medical devices to penetrate the anuses of his patients without reason. The suit states that Kelly’s examinations were a way for him to “satisfy his own prurient sexual desires and/or to shame, humiliate and embarrass Plaintiffs as a result of their sexual orientation and sexual practices.” Kelly was the only men’s sexual health doctor at Engemann for nearly 20 years. He resigned in August 2018, according to his resignation email, which was obtained by the Daily Trojan.  The addition of 15 plaintiffs comes nearly two weeks after nearly 50 students, faculty and alumni protested outside Engemann over the original allegations against Kelly.  Kellogg said most of the 21 plaintiffs experienced similar “unnecessary” genital or rectal examinations during appointments with Kelly. “After we filed the initial complaint against Dr. Kelly and USC, we really got an amazing response from young men, both current and former students of USC, coming forward to [share] their experiences … on campus,” Kellogg said. “Many of them wanted to be involved in the lawsuit, which is why we filed an amendment adding 15 additional men, and we anticipate filing another complaint filing even more since the response has been overwhelming.”  “There has pretty much been a wall of silence from the University, and they have not acknowledged what these men have been through,” Kellogg said. “They haven’t responded about what they are doing that now a second doctor, in the same time period as Dr. Tyndall and under the same administration has had the same problems.”  Fifteen additional students joined a lawsuit against USC and former campus men’s sexual health doctor Dennis Kelly (Julia Rosher/Daily Trojan) Kellogg said she is waiting for the University to respond to the allegations.  “Their stories are similar, but of course each one individually has their own circumstances, but for the most part … they all experienced inappropriate questioning and unnecessary rectal examinations,” Kellogg said.  “The University’s investigation is ongoing,” the statement read. “We’re working across the University to understand the facts. We care deeply about our entire Trojan family, including our LGBTQ+ community and take this matter very seriously.”  “We were thrilled to see that protest because it’s going to start with the students making changes,” Kellogg said. “It’s unfortunate because the University should be driving the change, but they’re not. They aren’t really telling students about what’s going on …. The fact that the students are demanding change and demanding action is really inspiring.”  Andrea Klick contributed to this report.last_img read more

Craig Shakespeare confirms Leicester star will not play again this season

first_img Danny Drinkwater Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been ruled out for the rest of the season. The England international has suffered a thigh strain and will miss the Foxes’ final three matches, starting at Manchester City on Saturday. But he is likely to be available for the Three Lions’ World Cup qualifier in Scotland and friendly against France in June – although has pulled out of the last three squads through injury.Drinkwater picked up a knock in training last Friday, coming off as a precaution in last week’s 3-0 win over Watford, and is expected to be out for around four weeks. Boss Craig Shakespeare said: “Drinkwater has a thigh strain, I don’t expect him to play again this season.“He has had niggles with a hip flexor and this injury is a different complexion. We need to give him time to recover from this.“He had a scan and it is a grade one (strain). We need to give him time to get over it but it’s weeks rather than months.”Drinkwater’s injury adds to Shakespeare’s growing injury problems with Robert Huth also struggling to face City and Nampalys Mendy sidelined after ankle surgery. Wes Morgan is also out as he has failed to recover from the hamstring injury which has forced him to miss the last three games. “Huth has a foot injury, he didn’t train today and went for a scan. We’ll get the results this evening but he’s a doubt for this Saturday,” said Shakespeare.“Wes is not going to be fit, it’s slower than I anticipated and I don’t want to rush him. He’s the type of player and trainer who has not missed many games and it’s taken him longer than he thought.“If he’s ready for the last two games then fine but if not he will not be rushed.”The Foxes secured Premier League survival by beating Watford and could finish in the top 10 after battling relegation for most of the season.Shakespeare added: “I want to finish as high as possible, the players want to finish as high as possible and to do that we still need that drive and determination.” 1last_img read more


first_imgRamelton soccer star Barry McNamee is still reeling after making his debut for the Ireland Under 21 squad against Denmark last weekend.Barry McNameeIt has been a rollercoaster ride for the Donegal man who won an FAI Cup medal with Derry City and is currently being chased by a bunch of cross-channel clubs.Ireland open their 2015 UEFA Championship qualifying campaign on August 14 and McNamee is firmly in manager Noel King’s thoughts for that trip to Faroe Islands. King sent the 21-year-old Derry ace on at half-time in Fredericia and five minutes later had to switch him to left-back after Seán McGinty’s red card.Ten-man Ireland held out resolutely for a scoreless draw.McNamee told the Irish Sun: “My main aim on my first cap was to impress and stay in the squad for the qualifier.“I would have preferred to play in midfield but didn’t mind being shifted to left-back. Plenty of times this season I’ve had to do that for Derry City and I thought I did reasonably well for Ireland there.” It was only late in his teens that the playmaker from Ramelton in Co Donegal came to the attention of FAI scouts.Indeed, when a McNamee was called up to the FAI Emerging Talent Centre in Letterkenny, it was his younger brother Tony.Barry admitted: “It’s taken a long time for my Ireland debut but I’m delighted to realise the ambition now.“I’m not one to get nervous before games. I dealt fine at Lansdowne Road last November — and it was same in Denmark.”It proved to a hectic weekend for McNamee as he played his second match in the space of 24 hours back in Ireland. Candystripes boss Declan Devine gave the Airtricity League Player of the Month for April a full 90 minutes in Saturday afternoon’s FAI Cup second-round tie away to Cork-based junior side Blarney United.McNamee explained: “We got back from Denmark to Dublin Airport at 11am on Saturday morning where a car collected me to bring me to Blarney.“It was a busy couple of days but I’m happy to play for club and country.”MCNAMEE ON A HIGH AFTER MAKING IRELAND UNDER 21 DEBUT was last modified: June 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Barry McNameederry cityIrelandRameltonlast_img read more