The lawsuit, filed in LA County Superior Court on Monday, May 21, claims 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.”
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May 29, 2018 – The suit claims that Tyndall, who was the Engemann Student Health Center’s head gynecologist for nearly three decades, forced the women to get naked on multiple occasions, during which he “groped” and “digitally penetrated” them.
One of the plaintiffs said Tyndall “grazed his ungloved fingers over her entire naked body,” including her breasts, while another accused the doctor of forcing her “to strip completely naked, so that he could leer at her for his own sexual gratification.”
In total, about 200 women have come forward to make similar claims of sexually inappropriate behavior against Tyndall, some of which will be forwarded to the Los Angeles Police Department, according to the LA Times.
In addition to a multitude of these types of claims, former colleagues have questioned his methods of pelvic exams, specifically, his practice of digital insertion before using a speculum.
Also this week, USC fired 2 student health clinic administrators in response to the Tyndall scandal.
Dr. William Leavitt, lead physician at the Engemann Student Health Clinic, confirmed on Friday that he was fired. Tammie Akiyoshi, the clinical director at the health clinic, was also fired.
Former colleagues alleged Tyndall targeted young women, especially those from China and other Asian countries, for exams that included inappropriate touching and lewd remarks about patients’ sex lives and bodies, the Times reported.
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