George Tyndall has been arrested in Los Angeles for the assault of 16 of his clients. No costs were imposed
The former gynecologist George Tyndall of the University of Southern California has been arrested for assaulting 16 patients.
According to Wednesday, the senior doctor, 71, was detained outside his L.A. apartment The Los Angeles Times.
A press conference is coming.
Tyndall's lawyer, Leonard Levine, confirmed the arrest of the gynecologist and said that his client is maintaining his innocence.
& # 39; After trying for a year in the press, Dr. Tyndall is looking forward to finally bringing his case to court, & # 39; said Levine.
The Los Angeles Times reports that since May 2018 detectives have gathered evidence in the case against Tyndall.
More than 700 women prosecute individual claims against the doctor in court.
Apart from that, USC has agreed to a class action arrangement of $ 215 million with former patients who complained about Tyndall's actions.
Tyndall worked for decades as a campus gynecologist at the university, and complaints about him came back in 1997.
A judge released the USC files last month The Los Angeles Times as part of a request for freedom of information.
They revealed how the college launched an investigation into him after receiving numerous complaints about his behavior.
The college hired a company for the investigation and in 2016 it handed over its findings.
The report said in part that Tyndall was aimed at Asian women who had a poor understanding of English and were unfamiliar with gynecology, making them easy targets.
& # 39; If the patients were young and Asian, they were more likely to take a pelvic exam, & # 39; he said.
USC has since set up a $ 215 million settlement fund for Tyndall patients who complained about alleged misconduct
In 1997 a woman wrote to the university and warned them to fire him or take the risk & # 39; a big future lawsuit on your hands & # 39 ;.
Two others filed complaints that year but he was allowed to stay and instead thanked his supervisor for bringing the matter to his attention.
Complaints about sexual behavior towards patients started in 2000 when he told an anecdote about the sexual escapades of a guitarist.
The patient wrote in her complaint: & # 39; After such a disgusting display of unprofessionalism, I have lost all faith in you as my doctor. & # 39;
There were other complaints from & # 39; chaperones & # 39; – nurses and assistants who had to be present for exams – who said he would block their view of pelvic exams by placing a curtain between them and the lower bodies of the patients.
In 2003 one of the complaints read: "GT again does not allow Mas [medical assistants] to be behind the curtain while chaperoning MD during pelvic exams."
Six years later, a student complained about him as a compliment for her public hair and in 2010, someone reported that he had performed a pelvic exam on her in 2004 without wearing a glove.
An investigation into his behavior was started in 2013 at the request of his supervisor.
He was allowed to keep his job, but after the researcher noticed that there was & # 39; insufficient evidence of any violation of university policy to justify research & # 39 ;.
Around 2016, a nurse who had been frustrated by the situation consulted a consulted woman for rape and USC hired the external firm to conduct an investigation.
He was immediately taken on leave and did not treat another patient, but was not fired.
The photo shows some of the dozens of women who have accused Tyndall of misconduct in public
The destructive 17-page report showed that not only did his pelvic exams fall outside the standard of medical practice, but he also & # 39; dangerous opinions & # 39; had about breast exams.
It also turned out that he photographed the patient's genitals and used a New York state laboratory to develop images, sometimes with & # 39; dubious explanations & # 39; gave.
Tyndall was fired by USC in 2017.
Since then, dozens of women have summoned him and the university to claim that this has covered his misconduct.
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