Here's What We Know About USC's Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Here's What We Know About USC's Sexual Misconduct Scandal
  1. The university revealed a nearly two-year-old investigation into Tyndall's practices, finding that he made racist and sexually inappropriate comments and conducted improper exams.

  2. The LA times had been investigating Tyndall for months prior to the university's acknowledgment.

  3. The Times reported complaints dating back to the 1990s, when co-workers alleged the doctor inappropriately photographed students' genitals.

  4. Tyndall himself has defended his practice as appropriate.

  5. Tyndall allegedly targeted young women, many from China and other Asian countries.

  6. LAPD is investigating misconduct allegations made by 52 former patients spanning from 1990 to 2016.

  7. Tyndall resigned in 2017 following nearly a year on paid leave.

  8. A Los Angeles Times investigation determined that Tyndall was the subject of complaints dating back to the 1990s, with patients complaining about sexually charged comments, inappropriate touching of patients and taking photographs of women he was examining.

  9. Despite the complaints, Tyndall was allowed to continue working at the USC Student Health Center and continued examining patients.

  10. Tyndall was removed from the clinic only after a nurse reported him to the rape crisis center

  11. In a letter to the newspaper, Tyndall said he had heard of only one patient complaint before March 2016, an allegation that he did not wear gloves during a pelvic exam, which he denies.

  12. Multiple lawsuits have already been filed against the university by former Tyndall patients who claim they were abused.

  13. About 200 USC professors signed a petition demanding the resignation of USC President C.L. Max Nikias, saying he'd ``lost the moral authority to lead.''

  14. Dr. William Leavitt, the lead physician at the Engemann Student Health Clinic and Tammie Akiyoshi, the clinical director at the health clinic, was also fired. 

 
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