USC to pay $215m over gynaecologist sex abuse claims

BBC News reports:

The University of Southern California (USC) has agreed to pay $215m (£165m) to patients treated by a former campus doctor accused of sexual abuse.

The proposed settlement would compensate students who saw gynaecologist George Tyndall, whom hundreds of women have accused.

It comes a day after 93 women filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging it ignored complaints for decades.

Lawyer Howard Janet said his team’s case “centres on allegations of grossly improper pelvic exams that involved improper probing, at times without gloves, sexually charged remarks and illicit photographing of genitalia”.

Mr Manly said the case echoes that of Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar, who is serving a life term in jail for sexually abusing more than 300 women and girls at the university and at USA Gymnastics.


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