PRESS RELEASE – March 15, 2023 – King’s Culpable for Dr. Wayne Hankey’s  Sexual Misconduct


On March 15, 2023, the final report of Janice Rubin’s Independent review on accusations of sexual misconduct against Dr. Wayne Hankey and the culpability of the University of King’s College was released. The Rubin Report detailed the experiences of a multitude of Dr. Hankey’s victims and concluded that King’s is culpable for the predatory actions of Dr. Hankey and their failure to respond to evidence of misconduct in a timely fashion.  The Rubin Report recommends that King’s acknowledge its culpability and adequately and justly compensate the victims. The number of victims interviewed is just the tip of the iceberg. Despite the publication of the Report, victims may will still have difficulty publicly addressing the trauma they incurred.  Wagners commends King’s for conducting this public investigation and hope they will continue to embrace a trauma informed approach and allow the victims to come forward in a private and confidential manner so that no revictimization will occur.

“We commend the bravery of the victims who came forward publicly to bring Dr. Hankey’s sexual misconduct to light. These courageous actions have helped establish a platform that will allow other victims of Dr. Hankey to know they were not alone and will give voice to their traumatic experiences as well. We continue to study the Rubin Report to examine and identify the best mechanism to bring justice to the victims of Dr. Hankey in a comprehensive and restorative manner,” said Liam O’Reilly Plaintiff’s lawyer.


Wagners can be reached toll-free at 1-800-465-8794 or by email at [email protected].


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