USC Sexual Assault Lawsuit

This alleged abuse at the hands of Dr. Tyndall is reported to have taken place over the course of several decades, and the university’s poor handling of the sexual assault claims has sparked additional outrage, as campus officials recently acknowledged that they received complaints about Tyndall’s sexual misconduct as far back as the early 2000s, yet did nothing to put a stop to it. If you or a loved one has been subjected to inappropriate sexual abuse, assault or harassment by Dr. George Tyndall or any other USC employee, consult an experienced attorney today to discuss how you can protect your legal and civil rights. Call 877-403-9825 or click the following link to Get a Confidential Claim Review Now.

USC Sexual Assault Lawsuits

USC Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Details

The sexual assault lawsuits being brought against Dr. Tyndall and USC officials are in an effort to defend the rights of the former students who were sexually harassed, assaulted and abused at the hands of the university gynecologist, who is now being called a “serial sexual predator.” In addition to claims of sexual assault and abuse, lawsuits against USC and Dr. Tyndall allege that university officials had knowledge of complaints against the longtime campus gynecologist for more than a decade and deliberately concealed the misconduct. Some former patients have also accused Tyndall of using racist and sexually inappropriate remarks, and former colleagues have reportedly questioned the doctor’s method of conducting pelvic exams, namely his practice of digital insertion before using a speculum.

One lawsuit, filed on behalf of four former USC students in Los Angeles County Superior Court in May 2018, alleged that “despite the fact that USC has publicly admitted that it received numerous complaints of Tyndall’s sexually abusive behavior, dating back to at least the year 2000, USC actively and deliberately concealed Tyndall’s sexual abuse for years, continuing to grant Tyndall unfettered sexual access to the young female USC students in his care, all to protect USC’s reputation and financial coffers.” According to the allegations of sexual misconduct raised in the lawsuit, the doctor, who was the Engemann Student Health Clinic’s only full-time gynecologist for close to 30 years, forced the female students to strip naked on several occasions and “groped” and “digitally penetrated” them. One former student’s account claims that Tyndall “grazed his ungloved fingers over her entire naked body, including her breasts,” while another accuses the gynecologist of forcing her “to strip completely naked, so that he could leer at her for his own sexual gratification.”

Why are Sexual Assault Lawsuits Being Filed?

Lawsuits filed against Dr. Tyndall and USC officials seek damages for:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Molestation
  • Sexual harassment

  • Unfair business practices
  • Discrimination
  • Civil rights violations
  • Negligence
  • Pain and suffering

According to press reports, USC administrators have now admitted that Tyndall “should have been forced out of his job years ago.”

The History of the USC Sexual Assault Allegations

Although USC has acknowledged receiving complaints about Dr. Tyndall as far back as the early 2000s, the lawsuits brought against Dr. Tyndall and USC officials accuse the university of ignoring and even actively concealing evidence of the doctor’s crimes for decades, while allowing Tyndall to remain on campus where he could harm additional victims. For instance, one woman who allegedly underwent two exams as part of a study with Dr. Tyndall 30 years ago, alleges that the gynecologist forced her to strip naked and physically violated her while making lewd comments about her body. The woman filed a complaint with USC officials in 1988, stating that she felt she had been “mistreated” and “molested” during the exams, but says the university ignored her claims and continued to employ the doctor as the campus gynecologist for another 30 years.

It wasn’t until June 2016, after receiving yet another complaint about Dr. Tyndall, this time from a staff member at the university clinic, that the Office of Equity and Diversity at USC finally decided to launch an investigation into the alleged misconduct, which included surveying 2,500 student patients about their experiences with the gynecologist. Following the survey, Tyndall was placed on administrative leave, and never returned to treating students. Even still, the doctor’s employment wasn’t officially terminated until June 2017. In a statement issued after the sexual abuse lawsuit was filed against Tyndall and the university in May 2018, USC Provost Michael Quick lamented, “I apologize to our students who were mistreated by Dr. Tyndall. This should never happen to anyone, least of all one of our students.”

Nearly $1 Billion Dollars Achieved For Sexual Abuse Survivors

  • In May 2018, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi recently announced a preliminary $500,000,000 settlement to be paid by Michigan State University on behalf of young female gymnasts abused by MSU employee Dr. Larry Nassar under the guise of conducting orthopedic treatments.
  • In May 2018, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi in collaboration with The Senators Firm, LLP, achieved a $31,000,000 settlement from the Torrance Unified School District on behalf of 22 high school wrestlers abused by their coach who claimed to be conducting nude “skin checks” for communicable skin diseases.
  • Between 2014 and 2016, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi and The Senators Firm, LLP recovered over $200,000,000 on behalf of school children abused by teachers at three separate Los Angeles Unified School District campuses, including a $139,000,000 settlement in the infamous Miramonte Elementary School litigation.

USC Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Information

Many of the alleged victims of Dr. Tyndall’s sexual abuse remained unaware of their mistreatment at the hands of the USC gynecologist until news of the abuse became public, having believed up to that point that they had been subjected to standard medical protocol. In the wake of the sexual assault scandal, approximately 200 more patients of Dr. Tyndall’s have come forward with complaints of misconduct against the gynecologist. Attorneys investigating claims of sexual assault against Dr. Tyndall expect the litigation to expand into the hundreds or even thousands, as young women who received medical examinations from Tyndall over the course of several decades continue to share stories about their inappropriate encounters with the USC gynecologist.

If you have been the victim of sexual assault or sexual abuse by Dr. George Tyndall or any other employee at USC, contact a knowledgeable sexual assault lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for sexual assault, harassment, discrimination, molestation and civil rights violations, among other injuries, which you can pursue by filing a lawsuit against your alleged abuser.

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