Yeshiva University's Richard Joel 'Regrets' Findings of Report Into Sex Abuse Claims
By Anne Cohen
Yeshiva University President Richard Joel said the school feels deep regret and shame at the findings of an investigation into allegation of sex abuse — but a lawyer for alleged victims dismissed the report as a “gross disappointment.”
The investigation commissioned by the university following reports by the Forward of sexual abuse by two faculty members at Y.U.’s high school for boys in the 1970s and ‘80s confirmed that “multiple incidents of varying types of sexual and physical abuse took place” at the school.
It also said the abuse extended beyond the high school for boys, to other divisions of the university, but gave no details.