Dancing "TikTok Doc" gets hit with $45 million sexual harassment lawsuit

Portland, Oregon - A doctor who danced his way to TikTok fame during the Covid-19 has been hit with a multi-million dollar lawsuit for sexual assault and harassment.

Jason Campbell rose to internet fame with his dance videos on TikTok during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jason Campbell rose to internet fame with his dance videos on TikTok during the Covid-19 pandemic.  © screenshot/instagram/ajplusfrancais/les.contributeurs

The so-called "TikTok Doc" Jason Campbell has been named in a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and assault against a former coworker.

According to a 39-page affidavit, the events allegedly took place while Campbell was a resident physician at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and the plaintiff worked at the attached Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VA).

Portland's NBC affiliate KGW, reported that the court documents were filed late Friday, which included several screenshots of text message conversations and information about the alleged assaults.

According to the documents, Campbell began harassing one of the social workers at the VA in January 2020, where he sent her provocative text messages and pornographic images on social media, including one of his erect penis underneath his scrubs.

Sexual Misconduct Continues

In March, the plaintiff alleged that Campbell crept up on her from behind, putting his arms around her tight enough so she could actually feel his erection on her backside.

The affidavit also includes screenshots from a text messaging conversation between Campbell and the plaintiff after the incident.

The plaintiff's message said "Don’t EVER surprise me by getting in my physical space." Campbell responded, saying "I should’ve asked. I’m sorry." Yet, he continued to text the woman in the coming days, asking to come over so he could give her another hug from behind.

The lawsuit also accuses OHSU of negligence and mishandling the matter. The plaintiff says that she told 13 OHSU officials about the incidents with Campbell, but a handful didn't fulfill their obligations in reporting the sexual misconduct.

OHSU concluded an investigation of Campbell in August 2020 and found he him guilty of violating the code of conduct, but the lawsuit alleges that it never informed the Oregon Medical Board of Campbell's actions.

Cover photo: screenshot/instagram/ajplusfrancais/les.contributeurs

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