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USC Under Investigation for Title IX Violations in Handling Claims of Sexual Assault

Published on Jul 25, 2018 at 11:59 am in Title IX.

The University of Southern California is under an investigation from the United States Education Department for failing to act on student complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist was sexually harassing his patients during their pelvic examinations.

The federal agency will examine why complaints against Dr. George Tyndall were not investigated by the university in accordance with civil rights and Title IX federal regulations.  Tyndall, who has denied any wrongdoing in interviews with the Los Angeles Times, is accused of abusing patients at the school from 1990 to 2016.

Additionally, the Los Angeles Police Department has launched a criminal investigation against Tyndall, based on 52 sexual assault complaints filed by students during the 26-year period.

USC opened a formal investigation against Tyndall in 2016 and admits to failing to act properly on at least eight major complaints made against the campus physician between 2000 and 2014. A private hotline and website dedicated to their investigation received more than 400 reports from concerned patients.

Tyndall was allowed to quietly resign in 2017 after USC determined that his pelvic examination practices were “beyond accepted medical standards.” Eight months later, Tyndall’s attempt to become reinstated to the state medical board exposed that USC had also failed to formally report his resignation.

Protest from students, faculty, and alumni led for President C.L. Max to step down after holding the position at the university for eight years. USC currently faces a growing number of civil lawsuits from students claiming the university was compliant with Tyndall’s behavior and negligent in investigating their sexual assault accusations.

The federal investigation is ongoing. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said, “No student should ever endure sexual harassment or abuse while trying to pursue their education.”

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault on a college campus, a Kentucky Title IX attorney can help. Thomas Law Offices is dedicated to finding justice for university students who have been sexually abused. Contact our experienced legal team today for a free, no-obligation consultation of your case.

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