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Police found trove of nude images of women in ex-USC gynecologist’s storage unit

Shortly after Los Angeles police launched an investigation into Dr. George Tyndall last spring, a team of detectives began surreptitiously following the former USC gynecologist.



Lawyers for alleged victims blast USC’s tentative $215M settlement over abuse claims

The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist while lawyers for hundreds of the accusers said the amount is not enough and the school has yet to fully disclose what it knew about the doctor’s behavior.



University of Southern California to Pay $215 Million Over Sex Abuse Scandal

The University of Southern California has agreed to pay $215 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by hundreds of women who say that they were sexually abused by the former head gynecologist at the student health center and that school officials did not address their complaints.



93 more ex-students accuse former USC gynecologist of sexual misconduct, attorney says

Ninety-three additional women have come forward to accuse longtime University of Southern California gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall of sexual misconduct, according to the attorney in the case.



LAPD Has Nearly 30 Cases Against Ex-USC Gynecologist

LAPD detectives have presented the Los Angeles County district attorney's office with nearly 30 cases for possible sex-crime charges against USC's former campus gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall, it was reported Friday.



Number of patients suing USC over sex abuse claims tops 300 as faculty push for Nikias' exit

The number of former patients suing USC for allegedly failing to protect them from sexual abuse at a campus health clinic increased to more than 300 this week amid a new push by university faculty to speed the departure of the outgoing president, C.L. Max Nikias.



Can USC Survive Scandal and Shed Its Spoiled-Kid Reputation Once and For All?

Each spring, when college acceptances and rejections arrive in the mail, a simple maxim applies: The thicker the envelope, the better the news. So when, in early 2015, a large box from the University of Southern California was delivered to her Upper West Side home, Susan Katz knew her son Will Berman would be excited



‘I Didn’t Know How to Stop Him’: Ohio State Abuse Scandal Widens

Investigators working on behalf of Ohio State University are digging through decades of records to piece together what might have happened decades ago, when Dr. Richard H. Strauss was a team doctor and, according to recent accounts, engaged in some form of sexual misconduct with more than 100 former students.



8 more lawsuits filed against USC over gynecologist’s alleged sexual misconduct and assaults

Attorneys representing former USC students filed eight additional lawsuits against USC Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging gross sexual misconduct and sexual assault on the campus by Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist at the university’s student health center for nearly 30 years.



USC faces massive litigation over doctor's alleged sex abuse

At least 200 former USC students have joined lawsuits against the university, alleging it failed to heed warnings for nearly 30 years that a campus gynecologist was sexually abusing patients.


USC lawyer says secret deal with accused campus gynecologist 'worked efficiently'

Testifying before legislators at the state Capitol on Monday, an attorney for USC defended its response to misconduct reports against a campus gynecologist, saying the university’s decision to force the physician out through a secret internal process “worked efficiently.”


LAPD raids home of ex-USC gynecologist accused of sexually mistreating patients

Police detectives on Thursday served search warrants at the Los Angeles home of a former USC gynecologist and a storage facility as they investigate allegations that he sexually mistreated patients.


USC's handling of complaints about campus gynecologist is being investigated by federal government

The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday that it has launched an investigation into how the University of Southern California handled misconduct complaints against a campus gynecologist, the latest fallout in a scandal that has prompted the resignation of USC’s president, two law enforcement investigations and dozens of lawsuits.


'Creepy' USC Gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall Stayed in Job for 30 Years Despite Multiple Complaints

The University of Southern California allowed gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall to keep his job at a student health clinic for nearly 30 years despite repeated accusations of sexual misconduct towards young women. 


LAPD begins sweeping criminal probe of former USC gynecologist while urging patients to come forward

The Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday it is investigating 52 complaints of misconduct filed by former patients of USC’s longtime campus gynecologist as detectives launch a sweeping criminal probe into the scandal that has rocked the university.


‘We have heard the message that something is broken’: USC’s president agrees to step down amid growing outrage over scandals

The president of the University of Southern California agreed to step down, the school’s board of trustees announced Friday night, amid growing outrage over allegations that the school’s former gynecologist had molested students for many years.


As more women file lawsuits against USC, gynecologist defends himself in letter to The Times

Fourteen more women have sued USC alleging that a campus gynecologist sexually abused them during medical exams and that the university failed to take action when patients and clinic staff complained about his behavior.


U.S.C. President Agrees to Step Down Over Scandal Involving Gynecologist

The president of the University of Southern California, C. L. Max Nikias, agreed to step down Friday in the wake of a scandal over a gynecologist accused of abusing students at the campus health center.


USC President C.L. Max Nikias to step down

USC President C.L. Max Nikias, whose tenure was marked by a significant boost in the university's prestige and fundraising prowess but tarnished by a series of damaging scandals, is stepping down from his post, the university's Board of Trustees announced Friday.


Los Angeles police Investigate complaints against USC doctor

Police have opened a criminal investigation into years of complaints against a University of Southern California gynecologist accused in lawsuits of groping patients.


Women file lawsuits against USC over former doctor’s conduct

Four lawsuits from seven women were filed against former health center gynecologist George Tyndall this week, alleging sexual assault and abusive behavior during patient examinations. The lawsuits come after the University fired two health clinic supervisors and more than 200 complaints were submitted to the university hotline last week.


Lawsuits Filed Against USC and Campus Gynecologist Allege Years of Sexual Abuse, University Cover-Up

Six women who say they were sexually abused by the campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California have filed the first of many anticipated lawsuits against both the doctor and USC, accusing the university of a years-long coverup.


6 women sue USC, alleging they were victimized by campus gynecologist

 Six women filed civil lawsuits Monday alleging that a longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California sexually victimized them under the pretext of medical care and that USC failed to address complaints from clinic staff about the doctor's behavior.


USC fires two health clinic supervisors amid gynecologist George Tyndall’s scandal

The lead physician at the Engemann Student Health Clinic, William Leavitt, confirmed he was fired Thursday afternoon and said he was not informed of the reasons for his termination. Tammie Akiyoshi, the clinical director at the health clinic, was also fired, sources said.


Patients flood USC with reports about doctor accused of misconduct; LAPD set to review cases

The University of Southern California said Friday it has received about 200 reports from former patients of gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall in the wake of a Los Angeles Times investigation detailing years of misconduct complaints and is establishing a process to forward some of those accounts to the Los Angeles Police Department for criminal review.


USC fires two health clinic supervisors in gynecologist scandal as more women come forward

The lead physician at the Engemann Student Health Clinic, Dr. William Leavitt, confirmed he was fired Thursday afternoon and said he was not informed of the reasons for his termination. Tammie Akiyoshi, the clinical director at the health clinic, was also fired, sources said.


California Today: Medical Experts Blast U.S.C.’s Silence Over Gynecologist Scandal

For decades, allegations of misconduct dogged the primary gynecologist in the student health center at the University of Southern California. There were reports that he inappropriately touched students during pelvic exams and made sexual comments about their bodies.


Chinese government has 'serious concerns' about USC gynecologist and allegations of misconduct with students

The Chinese government has expressed "serious concerns" over revelations that a gynecologist at USC's student health clinic was allowed to continue treating students despite repeated allegations of misconduct with patients, including many from China.


Vulnerable young women. A gynecologist accused of violating them. Where was USC?

You take off your clothes, and put on a thin cotton gown. You sit on a padded table covered with a crisp white piece of paper that crackles every time you move. Your bare feet dangle. You stare at the walls and wait. And wait.


Former students recount decades of disturbing behavior by USC gynecologist

When Chelsea Wu walked into Dr. George Tyndall's exam room at USC's student health clinic, she was 19 and, in her own words, "naive." The sophomore had never seen a doctor without her parents by her side and had never been to a gynecologist.


A USC doctor was accused of bad behavior with young women for years. The university let him continue treating students

For nearly 30 years, the University of Southern California's student health clinic had one full-time gynecologist: Dr. George Tyndall. Tall and garrulous, he treated tens of thousands of female students, many of them teenagers seeing a gynecologist for the first time.


USC Admits Fault in Response to Complaints Against Gynecologist

For decades, medical staff at the University of Southern California complained about inappropriate touching of students during pelvic exams by a gynecologist at the campus health center. On Tuesday, the university admitted it failed to respond to the accusations strongly or quickly enough.


How much of USC’s sweeping sexual abuse investigation will stay secret?


When USC’s trustees tapped Rick Caruso last May to lead the university out of the crisis brought on by sexual abuse allegations against a campus gynecologist, his first act was to hire a prestigious law firm to conduct “a thorough and independent investigation.”


USC’s controversial $215-million settlement with gynecologist’s victims moves forward


As federal regulators continue investigating USC’s handling of a campus gynecologist accused of sexual abuse, the university is pressing forward with a $215-million class-action settlement with former patients.


Los Angeles Times wins Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting with USC gynecologist series

The Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for its series of stories that exposed a USC gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students during three decades at a campus clinic.



How the Los Angeles Times uncovered the George Tyndall scandal

On Monday, the Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for articles that exposed Dr. George Tyndall, the USC gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students. Below are excerpts from the entry The Times submitted for consideration.



Scandal plagued USC, facing civil suits from hundreds former patients who allege they were sexually abused by a gynecologist at a campus health facility over a period of three decades, has hired a Sacramento firm to lobby against legislation that would extend the statute of limitations to sue private universities.


USC hires lobbying firm as millions in sex abuse settlements loom

“I think it’s hurtful and a slap in the face to make myself vulnerable over and over to the trauma that I experienced then receive no follow up, receive no justice,” Morgan said at her home in Inglewood.



Alleged Victims Still Await Justice in Tyndall Case


After decades of complaints about a campus gynecologist, USC administrators hired a team of medical experts to evaluate him.

The experts came back with a disturbing report saying there was evidence Dr. George Tyndall was preying on vulnerable Asian students and had signs of “psychopathy.


USC was told gynecologist could be preying on Asian women, secret records show


Secret USC records reveal dire warnings about gynecologist accused of abusing students

Confidential records released this week show decades of warnings to the University of Southern California about Dr. George Tyndall, the longtime campus gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students.