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USC Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed by 48 Gay & Bisexual Men

USC Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed by 48 Gay & Bisexual Men

August 13, 2019 — At least 48 gay and bisexual men have filed a sex abuse lawsuit against the University of Southern California and former student health doctor Dennis Kelly.

USC is already facing lawsuits involving George Tyndall, another doctor who is accused of sexually abusing more than 500 women during gynecological exams.

The newest accusations involve Dr. Dennis Kelly, an openly gay doctor at the USC student health center who specialized in men’s health. Kelly is accused of targeting gay or bisexual male patients for sexual abuse during exams at the same clinic where Tyndall worked.

The men accuse Kelly of fondling their genitals, making them kneel naked on the exam table for humiliating rectal probes, forcing patients to undergo unnecessary rectal exams, asking inappropriate sexual questions during exams, and making sexual remarks during exams.

At least 5 men reported Kelly’s behavior to USC, but 3 said they never heard back from USC. One man said USC did not respond for more than a year, and only after the first lawsuit was filed in February 2019.

Kelly joined USC’s student health center in 1997. He stopped seeing patients at USC in July 2018 and resigned the next month.

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