Evelyn Yang is revealing that she was the victim of sexual assault. Andrew Yang’s wife tells CNN’s Dana Bash that her OB-GYN assaulted her while she was 7-months pregnant. That doctor was eventually charged with abusing numerous patients but served no jail time as part of a plea deal. The incident and lack of harsh punishment have weighed on Yang over the years and now she has decided to go public, saying:
“Something about being on the trail and meeting people and seeing the difference that we’ve been making already has moved me to share my own story about it, about sexual assault.”
Like the multiple accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein, Yang’s story is one where she says justice was delayed and mostly denied, adding to the pain she and other victims experience even after reporting and sharing their stories. Yang wants to change this.“Everyone has their own MeToo story. It’s far too prevalent,” Yang added. “But not everyone can tell their story. Not everyone has the audience or platform to tell their story, and I actually feel like I’m in this very privileged position to be able to do that.”
Watch the full interview above.