Two civil lawsuits filed Monday detail years of alleged abuse by longtime USC gynecologist George Tyndall (pictured)
Two-hundred professors signed a letter demanding that the president of the University of Southern California resign amid allegations that USC failed to properly respond to complaints of misconduct by a gynecologist who worked at a student health clinic for 30 years.
The letter addressed to USC trustees asserts that President C. L. Max Nikias has lost the moral authority to lead the university and its investigation into institutional failures, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
Board of trustees Chairman John Mork released a statement saying its executive committee strongly supports Nikias.
The gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall, denied wrongdoing in interviews with the Times. He didn't return phone calls and it wasn't known Tuesday if he has an attorney.
Dr. George Tyndall routinely made crude comments, took inappropriate photographs and forced plaintiffs to strip naked and groped them under the guise of medical treatment for his 'sexual gratification,' according to civil lawsuits filed this week.
The latest complaint announced by attorney Gloria Allred was filed Tuesday on behalf of Daniella Mohazab, a USC student seeking a master's degree in communications management.
Mohazab said Tyndall saw her at the clinic in 2016 for an STD test. Tyndall made comments about her Filipina heritage, including telling her that 'Filipinas are good in bed,' according to court documents.
The University of Southern California received a letter from hundreds of staff calling for the resignation of President C. L. Max Nikias
The university acknowledged that the allegations should have been handled differently and issued an apology to his patients
The suit accuses him of not using gloves during an exam during which