Thursday, September 29, 2022

US University To Pay Over $1 Billion In Sex Abuse Case Against Gynaecologist

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The University of Southern California (USC) has agreed to pay more than $1bn (£730m) to patients treated by a former campus gynaecologist accused of sexual abuse.

It is the biggest sex abuse-linked pay-out in higher education history.

George Tyndall was arrested in 2019 and charged with sexually assaulting 16 female patients, allegations he denies.

More than 350 women have spoken out about their experiences as patients of the gynaecologist.

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Dr Tyndall, now 74, is awaiting trial. In a 2019 statement he said he “remains adamant” he would be “totally exonerated”.

Lawyers for a final group of 710 women suing the university told a judge at the Los Angeles Superior Court they had settled their claims for $852m.

USC had already agreed in 2018 to pay $215m in a class action case.

The University of Southern California (USC) has agreed to pay more than $1bn (£730m) to patients treated by a former campus gynaecologist accused of sexual abuse.

It is the biggest sex abuse-linked pay-out in higher education history.

George Tyndall was arrested in 2019 and charged with sexually assaulting 16 female patients, allegations he denies.

More than 350 women have spoken out about their experiences as patients of the gynaecologist.

Dr Tyndall, now 74, is awaiting trial. In a 2019 statement he said he “remains adamant” he would be “totally exonerated”.

Lawyers for a final group of 710 women suing the university told a judge at the Los Angeles Superior Court they had settled their claims for $852m.

USC had already agreed in 2018 to pay $215m in a class action case.

Headline photo caption: George Tyndall

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