USC Sexual Abuse Investigation
USC is facing public outrage in response to allegations that the school’s gynecologist sexually harassed and assaulted students during medical examinations. The assaults are alleged to have dated back to the 1990’s. The doctor at issue, Dr. George Tyndall, was the only full-time gynecologist at Engemann Student Health Center, where he treated thousands of students, many of them seeking a gynecologist for the first time. The young women have reported inappropriate touching, unnecessary probing, fully nude exams which were not medically merited, and sexually charged comments about the patients’ appearances during their examination.
It has been alleged that in recent years, Dr. Tyndall was targeting Chinese exchange students who may have had limited resources or knowledge of American medical norms. It wasn’t until 2016, when a nurse reported Dr. Tyndall’s behavior to the campus rape crisis center, that USC launched an internal investigation. Ultimately, the school determined that Dr. Tyndall had violated the university’s policy on harassment. But students and faculty members are publicly calling the school out for failing to take appropriate action despite prior complaints by students and staff members.
- 6 women sue USC, alleging they were victimized by campus gynecologist, latimes.com
- USC Faces Lawsuits, Calls For Resignation Over Alleged Sexual Abuse By Gynecologist, npr.org
Report Abuse by Dr. Tyndall
If you were one of the many women who were hurt by Dr. George Tyndall, we want to hear from you. Your story matters and we are here to listen. We have an experienced female team, ready to help you. One of our team members, Josephine Lu, speaks Mandarin. Zimmerman Reed is experienced in handling complex cases and we welcome any questions you may have.