Seven women so far have filed
civil lawsuits for
student molestation and sexual abuse against the University of Southern California (USC) and
its former longtime campus gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall. According
to the complaints of the former students of the university, Dr. Tyndall
routinely molested, groped, and assaulted them under the guise of gynecological
exams. The complaints also state USC knew of his repeated misbehaviors
and harassment, yet did nothing to correct the situation.
The validity of the statements has been solidified recently after many
faculty members expressed outrage towards USC following the accusations.
The resigning of university President Nikias has been demanded by a faculty
group joined by students, former and current.
USC has also released statements that could be interpreted as admissions
of guilt. In one official statement, it was claimed that Dr. Tyndall should
have been displaced from his role as campus gynecologist due to preexisting
complaints about his misbehavior. He was also targeted by internal misconduct
reports originating from nearly two decades ago. It was not until a supervising
nurse at USC complained to the campus’s own rape crisis hotline
in 2016 that Tyndall was suspended.
Internal inquiries from USC also found that Tyndall violated medical standards
during gynecological exams. The inquiries went as far to say he essentially
sexually harassed patients. To apparently try to cover the situation from
the public, USC did not report him to any medical boards and paid him
to silently resign.
(For more information about the ongoing USC and Tyndall lawsuits, you can
click here and
here for articles from the
Los Angeles Times and
Seeking Compensation & Justice for USC Students
At Schimmel & Parks, APLC, our Sherman Oaks civil litigation attorneys
are currently looking into student molestation claims and news stories.
If you have been sexually abused by Dr. Tyndall while he was employed
by USC, or if you were molested similarly by another practitioner, call
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