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Former USC Track Star Joins Women Alleging Misconduct by Gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — In 1996, track and field star Nicole Haynes was at the top of her game.

That year she would win gold for the heptathlon in the Pac-10 Championships.

It was also during that time that she met USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall.

“I grew up pretty healthy so there’s very few occasions where I remember feeling very sick but this one sticks out in my mind,” Haynes said.

At the time, Haynes went to her university medical center.

She says she vividly remembering having extreme stomach pains.

She recalls being placed in a waiting room, and Dr. Tyndall coming in to ask her what was wrong.

Haynes said, “I was in a lot of pain. I just wanted to get to the bottom. So anything he would’ve said to me at that point, I was willing to do. Take your clothes off, lay on the table, put your legs in stirrups, I was like OK. Just find out. I just need this pain to stop.”

But, she says instead of checking what was wrong with her stomach he did something else.

“He went ahead and examined my vaginal area. I just remember it was overly painful, at the time I was still a virgin.” Haynes said.

“In addition to the pain I was going through, it was just very traumatic. Extremely traumatic and after I got done with the exam I was like – where is my script, and what do I need?

And he’s like ‘oh no, you just have food poisoning. Go home, it’ll pass.’ And I was like… what?”     READ FULL STORY
Source: KABC-TV Los Angeles

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Letter to the Editor: USC Lobbying Against AB 1510 is Another Betrayal to Survivors

Plainly, this bill would allow survivors of former campus doctors Dennis Kelly and George Tyndall to claim legal damages from USC, even if the statute of limitations had already expired. AB 1510 expands the net of justice for victims of USC-sponsored sexual assault.    READ FULL STORY
Source: Daily Trojan

Olympian Aly Raisman is Helping Other Sexual Assault Accusers in Their Fight for Justice

Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Aly Raisman became a symbol of strength for survivors as she spoke out against her abuser Larry Nassar last year. Now she’s standing with women who accuse former USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall of sexual misconduct.    READ FULL STORY
Source: Fox

USC’s $215M Sex Abuse Settlement Offer a No-Go

“A proposed $215 million class action settlement that would have resolved sexual abuse accusations against an on-campus gynecologist and the University of Southern California was rejected by a federal judge.Judge Wilson was concerned that class members could be misled into believing that their award would be higher than what they actually received.”    READ FULL STORY
Source: Bloomberg Law


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USC Hires Lobbying Firm as Millions in Sex Abuse Settlements Loom

Scandal plagued USC, facing civil suits from hundreds former patients who allege they were sexually abused by a gynecologist at a campus health facility over a period of three decades, has hired a Sacramento firm to lobby against legislation that would extend the statute of limitations to sue private universities.”    READ FULL STORY
Source: The Sun

How the Los Angeles Times Uncovered the George Tyndall Scandal

On Monday, the Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for articles that exposed Dr. George Tyndall, the USC gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students. Read about how the story came to light, and has evolved over the past year.”    READ FULL STORY
Source: The LA Times

Unclear if Findings in USC’s Sexual Abuse Investigation Into Campus Gynecologist Will Be Shared With Victims, Public

When USC’s trustees tapped Rick Caruso last May to lead the university out of the crisis brought on by sexual abuse allegations against a campus gynecologist, his first act was to hire a prestigious law firm to conduct “a thorough and independent investigation.”    READ FULL STORY
Source: KTLA 5

Top USC Officials Stepping Down as University Tries to Set New Course

In yet another sign of upheaval at the University of Southern California, two top administrators announced Tuesday that they were leaving their posts.    READ FULL STORY
Source: Herald Mail Media

New Suit Filed Against USC, Tyndall

Three more victims of former campus gynecologist George Tyndall are suing USC, the Engemann Student Health Center, Keck Medicine of USC and Tyndall, separately from the more than 500 women who are already involved in a class action lawsuit.    READ FULL STORY
Source: Daily Trojan

Judge Orders USC to Produce Tyndall Case Documents

USC and attorneys representing 652 plaintiffs in several lawsuits against former campus gynecologist George Tyndall were instructed to start producing internal records and documents Monday during a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing that took place on March 14.    READ FULL STORY
Source: Daily Trojan

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