Sadly, I like many women have countless memories of these experiences. Most recently, in February of this year, while in my dermatologist’s office, he began to comment how attractive I was and made me extremely uncomfortable. I am 33 years old.
At the end of the visit he placed his hand on my wrist gesturing for me to stand up so he could get a better look. I began to resist and he jerked my arm so hard yanking me off of the examination table. He said “lets see what you’re working with.”
I never reported it. Thought it would be pointless. He’s a high profile doctor in Dallas with plenty of community support. About a month later after the incident I told my best friend. Only because she had just taken her mother-in-law to him after I recommended him (my recommendation was pre-incident).
I still have the photos of the bruises on my arm that I took with my camera phone which have sense faded, however that feeling of shame and regret for never reporting will never go away.