Sexual abuse lawsuits have gained much attention over the last few years. There have been criminal prosecutions and civil lawsuits involving various well-known public figures and trusted institutions, including the University of Southern California (USC). In 2018, a USC gynecologist named Georg Tyndall made headlines after hundreds of USC students came forward accusing Tyndall of sexual abuse. The allegations resulted in hundreds of lawsuits and the Los Angeles Police Department’s most extensive investigation of sexual abuse by a single perpetrator.
Several of George Tyndall’s patients stated in their class-action lawsuit that he had made routine sexually suggestive, inappropriate comments, forced them to strip naked, groped them during medical exams, and took photos of them. According to the lawsuit, complaints from hundreds of alumni and students regarding Tyndall’s abusive behavior were routinely ignored by the university. Former patients and the university settled their claims for $215 million in February 2019.
Sexual assault victims are now seeing these sexual predators face justice. Victims are receiving compensation while the defendants are being prosecuted. This national situation has shed light on sexual abuse and led to significant changes that will help prevent future abuse. If you experienced any form of sexual abuse involving George Tyndall, contact The Guardian Legal Network to be connected to a professional and compassionate USC sexual abuse lawyer.