More Students Come Forward in Massive $680 Million Sex Abuse Lawsuit against Yeshiva University

By Daniel Beekman
New York Daily News
September 30, 2013

George Finkelstein (L) is accused in court papers of abusing students after entering into their dorm rooms using a master key. The court papers also include an anonymous former student claiming that Macy Gordon (R) attempted for about 15 minutes to give him a “mishey” — pinning a boy down and rubbing toothpaste over his genitals.

Two more former students of Yeshiva University contact the plaintiff lawyer for the 34 others in massive $680 million sex abuse case against the school. One of whom claimed to be a victim of a “mishey” — pinning a boy down and rubbing toothpaste over his genitals.

New and shocking allegations are still emerging in the $680 million sexual and physical abuse lawsuit brought against Yeshiva University by former students.

In court papers Monday, a lawyer for the 34 plaintiffs wrote that he received calls on Aug. 15 and Sept. 2 from two former students, who are not yet plaintiffs, with appalling stories.

The first caller claimed that in the mid-1980s, staffer George Finkelstein “constantly” used a “master key” to enter dorm rooms at the Yeshiva high school to accost students.

Finkelstein is accused in the suit of abusing students, but the key allegation is new.

The second caller claimed that around 1955, he was attacked by staffer Macy Gordon, who attempted for about 15 minutes to give the student a “mishey” — pinning a boy down and rubbing toothpaste over his genitals.

The Manhattan Federal Court case, filed in July, accuses Gordon of sodomizing a student with a toothbrush in 1980.

Yeshiva did not immediately return a request for comment.

Both callers asked lawyer Kevin Mulhearn to keep them anonymous, he wrote.

The first said he told then-Yeshiva president Norman Lamm about Finkelstein.

“Dr. Lamm responded to this direct accusation with a shrug and walked away,” according to the filing.

The second caller said he went to then-Yeshiva administrator Norman Abrams but was rebuffed and called a “troublemaker.”


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