Dennis Kelly Sexual Abuse Lawsuit University of Southern California Helpline (866) 730-3008

September 23, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Hi, my name’s Nellie Fitzpatrick. I’m a civil crime victim attorney with the firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent. Our firm has a team of former
sex crimes prosecutors, myself included, who represents survivors of sexual assault across the country. I’m making this video today to talk about a case that we’re investigating, that has also been in the news, that you might have heard of. It’s a case involving Dr. Dennis Kelly. He’s a doctor that was employed by the University of Southern California, and over the course of two decades, he specifically targeted
and sexually abused gay and bi-sexual men who
were students at USC. This abuse is unacceptable. Dr. Kelly specifically would
ask inappropriate questions, degrade these students for
their sexual orientation or sex lives, he would give inappropriate
and unnecessary genital and rectal examinations, and he sexually assaulted these students. Dr. Kelly wasn’t even let go by USC or held accountable in any way until a civil lawsuit
was filed against USC by students seeking to be
heard for what they’ve endured and the pain they suffered
from years as a result of being sexually abused by
a doctor that they trusted. When patients go to a doctor,
they inherently trust them and believe that they’re
going to receive care in a safe, therapeutic,
healthy environment. Instead, when a patient is prayed upon, it has a tremendous impact,
both on them physically, emotionally, mentally, and otherwise. Here, Dr. Kelly used his
position of power to assault and hurt these people
because of who they are, who they love, or the sex that they have, and that’s unacceptable. We’ve set up a hotline, so
that anybody who is a victim or a survivor of sexual abuse or assault by Dr. Kelly can give us a call. It’s completely confidential
and it’s a free consultation. Were happy to talk to you
about what your options are, both in terms of criminal prosecution, but more importantly, in civil litigation. Civil litigation is a tool that will allow you as a survivor to hold a university or an institution that allowed somebody to pray upon you, accountable and that’s what were seeking to do. USC knew they had a problem,
students had reported to them that they had been violated and abused, and they chose to do nothing. That’s not acceptable,
so please give us a call. Were here to help you. It’s all we do. We care about you and we don’t want you to
suffer in silence alone. Thank you.