Gloria Allred Files Lawsuit Against U.S.C. And Dr. Tyndall Following Sex Abuse, USC President C.L. Max Nikias Is Ousted Hours Later

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A Dozen More Women File a Lawsuit Against Former U.S.C. Gynecologist , Dr. George Tyndall, and USC.  The New Alleged Victims and Their Attorney Gloria Allred Hold Held a Press Conference to Speak Out About The Horrific Details That Some Allege That They Experienced in Their Interaction and Examination with Dr. Tyndall.
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The women will discuss unwanted discussions of orgasms and how to achieve them, rectal exams given without warning and disturbing words and conduct to which they were subjected by Dr. Tyndall which traumatized some of the women.
 USC President C.L. Max Nikias, who announced in May that he would leave his post following a series of scandals involving doctors tied to the university, officially stepped down Tuesday, but he will assume the title of president emeritus and life trustee.

Wanda Austin, a member of the USC Board of Trustees and former CEO of The Aerospace Corp., will lead the university on an interim basis while a search is conducted for a new president, according to Board of Trustees Chairman Rick Caruso.

“The board and I are committed to an ambitious, aggressive agenda for change,” Caruso wrote in a letter to the USC community. “As I have said previously, it is evident that the recent crises have resulted from systemic and cultural failures. Both the behavior and the environment that allowed it to persist are inexcusable and will no longer be tolerated. Most importantly, we must understand exactly why these failures occurred and take bold action to reform what is broken so that they never happen again.”

Calls for Nikias’ departure escalated earlier this year following revelations that longtime campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall had been the subject of years of complaints about sexual misconduct during exams conducted at the student health center.

In the weeks since, hundreds of former students have filed lawsuits against the university.  The scandal involving Tyndall and his removal — which the university acknowledged publicly in response to a months-long investigation by the Los Angeles Times — was the third involving doctors tied to USC that came to light in the past year.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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