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Portland TikTok doctor is accused of sexual harassment

Portland doctor, 32, who became a pandemic TikTok star is accused of sexual harassing a female colleague at a Veterans Affairs facility – and she now wants $45MILLION in damages

  • The unidentified woman was a social worker at Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Portland 
  • She alleges Jason Campbell sexually harassed her over text and social media 
  • She also claims he once forcibly pushed his erection into her back when she was in her office
  • When the woman reported it, she says bosses revealed it was the second allegation against him 
  • Despite allegedly knowing of his abusive behavior, he was allowed to keep working and thrived on TikTok 
  • Campbell was lauded by the likes of Good Morning America and other media for his positive attitude during the pandemic
  • He has not responded to the lawsuit and he no longer works at the facility
  • The woman does not explain why she wants $45million in her federal lawsuit 

A Portland doctor who became a pandemic star with his dancing videos on TikTok has been accused of sexually harassing a female colleague at a Veterans Affairs facility. 

Jason Campbell, 32, has been named in a $45million federal lawsuit filed in Portland, Oregon, last week by a female health worker who claims he forcibly pushed his erection into her back and sexually harassed her over text between January and March 2020. 

The woman claims he once sent her a photograph of his erect penis through his scrubs too. He also sent a video message on Instagram saying ‘you look tasty’ and in a text, he said: ‘I’m fit, you’re fit. There’s the orgasm.’

In another, he allegedly said: ‘I just wanna hug from behind without you yelling at me. No neck biting! Mishuuu’. 

She reported it to Oregon Health & Science University and an investigation was carried out that found he had violated its code of conduct. 

The woman does not explain in her lawsuit why she thinks $45million is an appropriate amount in damages. 

Jason Campbell, 32, has been named in a $45million federal lawsuit filed in Portland last week by a female health worker who claims he forcibly pushed his erection into her back and sexually harassed her over text between January and March 2020

Campbell, shown with different female colleagues, became a pandemic star with his upbeat dancing videos on TikTok

Campbell, shown with different female colleagues, became a pandemic star with his upbeat dancing videos on TikTok

On March 12, the woman – who worked at the center as a social worker – says he entered her office unexpectedly and pushed himself against her from behind. 

She texted him afterwards, saying: ‘Don’t EVER surprise me by getting in my physical space.’ 

He responded: ‘I should’ve asked. I’m sorry.’  

She claims that after that incident, the harassment continued over text and Facebook message. 

She eventually reported him in April, handing over more than 180 screenshots of texts and messages that he’d sent her as proof. 

According to her, when she told supervisors that he’d assaulted her, one said it was the second time that an accusation had been made against him. 

These are some of the 180 texts and social media messages the woman included in her lawsuit

These are some of the 180 texts and social media messages the woman included in her lawsuit

A previous incident involved him asking a student to ‘jerk him off’, according to the lawsuit. 

That student claimed that he pushed her against a door and asked: ‘Don’t you like my big c**k’. She allegedly claimed she was afraid of him.  

When interviewed as part of an internal investigation, Campbell said he had not deliberately pushed himself against her, but that he ‘fell’ into her in her office. 

It’s unclear if he was fired as a result of the investigation but he no longer works at the facility. He has not responded to the lawsuit.  

Campbell had a girlfriend at the time of the allegations. He no longer works at the medical center and has not responded to the lawsuit

Campbell had a girlfriend at the time of the allegations. He no longer works at the medical center and has not responded to the lawsuit

Despite reporting the alleged incidents and despite the investigation concluding that he had violated codes of conduct, the woman claims Dr. Campbell was allowed to carry on working and even starred in more TikTok videos with some of the bosses who were aware of his conduct. 

They were as recent as November 2020. 

The lawsuit seeks up to $4.5million in compensation and up to $40million in punitive damages. 

It doesn’t explain why such an amount is needed, but claims the medical center has a history of covering up sexual abuse and harassment claims. 

The medical center said in response: ‘OHSU does not condone behavior as described in the lawsuit. We are continuously working to evolve our culture, policies and practices to provide an environment where all learners, employees, patients and visitors feel safe and welcome. 

‘We take our role seriously in being part of the change that needs to happen across our country to end discrimination and power dynamics that allow for harassment.

‘We remain committed to these ideals and will continue to prioritize them as a public leader in health care, education and research.’ 

 

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