A video from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, shows a man confronting a panelist and slapping him after hurling accusations that the panelist assaulted the man’s wife.
“This [expletive] sexually assaulted my wife seven years ago,” the audience member said aloud right before slapping the panelist. “You know what you did. You touched my wife seven years ago in New York.”
“This is for all men who sexually assault women,” the man says in the video.
“My wife is suffering because you are a f***ing predator,” he added.
Although it hasn’t been confirmed by any news outlets, people commenting about the event on Twitter identified the man who was slapped was Dr. William Burke of Gynecologic Oncology Stony Brook Medicine.
Burke spoke at a Saturday afternoon ACOG panel, according to Medpage Today.
Another video shows the slapper being escorted out of the event.
ACOG sent out a statement saying: “We want to provide information about a security incident between two individuals that occurred during a Saturday panel discussion. Security protocols were followed, and the situation was rapidly addressed by plainclothes security and eventually the Baltimore Police Department. We apologize to those who may have been affected by the incident or subsequent exchanges. ACOG does not condone violence in any form.”
Watch the video below:
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