A doctor was confronted during a tumultuous medical conference by a man who accused him of sexually abusing his wife.
The seminar held in Baltimore last month was entitled “Excellence in Action” and was the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
The shocked doctor was delivering a speech from the podium when the offended husband decided to throw the conference into chaos.
A Video The photo, shared on Twitter, shows the husband rushing to the podium and grabbing the doctor’s shirt.
He shoved him and turned to the room claiming, “That bastard sexually assaulted my wife seven years ago.”
The husband then slapped the doctor in the face when the doctor used insults at him.
Spectators and panelists can be seen looking around in shock.
The husband continued his tirade while his wife looked on.
He yelled, “You know what you did. You touched my wife seven years ago.”.”
After his second round of accusations, he slapped the doctor again.
After the assault, he said: “This is for all men who sexually assault women. Be a damn man!”
He added that he had to watch as his wife suffered the consequences of the doctor’s alleged actions.
“I’ve waited seven years for this. seven years! My wife is suffering because you’re a bloody predator,” he cried.
Security was called by a woman off-camera, further infuriating the man as he said, “You can call security.”! I don’t give a shit!”
None of the men involved in the incident were named.
However acc WMARthe speaker has been identified as an oncology physician at Stony Brook University Cancer Center in Long Island, New York.
A second video about it Twitter shows the interaction between the man and security personnel outside the conference room.
The testimony of the man’s wife can be heard that she had previously reported the doctor to his alleged actions.
After the incident, a police investigation was launched after they were called to an assault at the conference center.
The doctor was not accused of anythingand according to the Baltimore Police Department, he has not pressed charges or reported the man for the assault.
He only required that the husband be escorted from the conference venue.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released a statement following the shocking incident.
It said, “Safety protocols were followed and the situation was quickly resolved by plainclothes security and eventually the Baltimore Police Department.”
“We apologize to those who may have been affected by the incident or subsequent exchanges.
“ACOG does not condone violence of any kind.
“We recognize that those who witnessed the incident in person or online may have been traumatized by it, including many of you who have experienced sexual assault or other violence in the past.”