PORTLAND — A federal lawsuit alleges an Oregon Health & Science University doctor known for dancing in his scrubs on social media sexually harassed a coworker at Portland’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The Oregonian reported the suit, filed late Friday in Portland, alleges Jason Campbell harassed a female social worker last year, including unwanted touching and sending sexually charged text messages.
The suit contends the woman complained to OHSU about the alleged conduct. The Oregonian reported an OHSU investigation found Campbell, then a second-year resident, violated harassment policy and recommended “appropriate” discipline.
Campbell and his attorney, Kristin L. Olson, didn’t return phone, text and email messages from the Oregonian seeking comment. The suit says Campbell currently lives and works in Florida.
The suit, which doesn’t identify the social worker, claims OHSU medical personnel didn’t formally report her harassment complaints. It seeks $4.5 million in damages against Campbell and OHSU.
OHSU spokeswoman Tamara Hargens-Bradley said the university couldn’t comment on litigation but that it does not condone behavior described in the lawsuit.
Campbell’s dance videos on social media have generated millions of views.