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Here's how the doctor Evelyn Yang accused was allowed to go free

(CNN)Evelyn Yang's revelation that she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN has renewed national focus on a sweetheart plea deal between Manhattan's district attorney and her former doctor. Yang, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, told CNN in an interview that aired Thursday about her experience in 2012. Since then, at least 15 women have come forward with similar allegations against the doctor, according to an attorney representing Yang and other alleged victims.In the end, Dr. Robert Hadden, an OB-GYN at Columbia University's renowned hospital system, cut a deal with the district attorney's office in which he pleaded guilty to two of the nine charges against him and surrendered his medical license. Despite an init ...