USC knew campus gynecologist was preying on Asian patients

Dr. George Tyndall is accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students over several decades.

A former campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California is accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students. Records show that after decades of complaints about Dr. George Tyndall, university administrators hired a team of medical experts to evaluate him. They came back with a disturbing report: Tyndall showed signs of "psychopathy" and preyed on vulnerable Asian students.

Despite these findings, the school did nothing.

Well, that's not entirely true. USC did not fire Dr. George Tyndall and failed to notify the Medical Board of California. But the university's lawyers did arrange a secret deal with the doctor that allowed him to resign with a substantial financial payout and a clean professional record.

Thanks, USC.

The report's findings were among over 600 pages of university records made public following a court order for access to the materials by the Los Angeles Times. The documents are evidence in a federal class action lawsuit filed earluer this year against Tyndall and USC by former patients.

The documents reveal the specific information administrators possessed about the allegations against Tyndall -- including the fact that his pelvic exams were inappropriate, and he appeared to be targeting international students from Asian countries. According to the report, their language skills and lack of familiarity with American gynecology made them ripe for victimization and unlikely to complain.

Tyndall is now the subject of a grand jury investigation, but still hasn't been charged with a crime. His attorneys have repeatedly denied wrongdoing, but more than 650 lawsuits have accused him of misconduct.

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