May 30, 2018 — Three women have filed a lawsuit claiming they were sexually abused, molested, and assaulted during gynecological exams by Dr. George Tyndall at the University of Southern California (USC).
The first plaintiff is a woman who was required to undergo two exams with Tyndall as part of a study at USC in 1988. In both exams, she says Tyndall had her strip completely naked and made sexual comments while groping her breasts, touching her vagina, and causing extreme pain by forcing two ungloved fingers in her vagina.
She was so upset with the exams that she filed a complaint against USC in November 1988, stating:
“I did not understand the doctor’s behavior and language toward me which was startling and offensive, and I left feeling as though I had been molested and mistreated during my exams.”
USC did not respond to her complaint, allowing Tyndall to continue having unfettered access to young women for the next 30 years.
The second plaintiff is a woman who saw Tyndall for an exam in 2013. She says he forced her to strip completely naked to be checked for “moles,” and during the exam, and used his ungloved hands to grope her breasts and penetrated her vagina with two ungloved fingers — all while making inappropriate sexual comments about her “tight” vagina.
The third plaintiff is a woman who saw Tyndall in two gynecological exams in 2013 and 2016. During both exams, she was forced to strip completely naked to be checked for “moles,” and Tyndall shoved his fingers into her vagina while making sexually abusive comments.
None of the victims realized that they were sexually assaulted until May 2018, when Tyndall’s abuse was nationally publicized, because they trusted that he was a doctor performing legitimate medical treatment.
The women accuse USC of ignoring or actively suppressing numerous complaints dating back to at least 1988, which resulted in Tyndall continuing to have unfettered access to women for his sexual abuses.
They are seeking financial compensation for sexual abuse, molestation, harassment, discrimination, and civil rights violations.
The lawsuit was filed on May 29, 2018 in the Superior Court of the State of California (Los Angeles County) — In RE: Jane Doe 11, et al. v. Dr. George Tyndall, et al. — Case No. BC707880
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