Six New Sexual Abuse Allegations Added to USC Student Lawsuit Against Campus Gynecologist

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On Monday, a class-action lawsuit was filed against George Tyndall, the University of Southern California student health center’s primary gynecologist who was permitted to continue practicing at the school despite years of sexual misconduct allegations dating back to the 1990s. Also included in the lawsuit are USC and its board of trustees. The original complaint detailed the experiences of plaintiff Lucy Chi, a graduate student at the school who was assaulted by Tyndall. He’s currently being accused of making sexualized comments about patients’ bodies while giving exams and racially targeting Asian patients, among other heinous crimes.


Today six more women have joined Chi on the amended complaint: Joyce Sutedja, Mehrnaz Mohammadi, Jane Doe M.G., Jane Doe R.B., Jane Doe K.Y., and Jane Doe M.D.

In 1990, as a junior and avid runner at USC, Jane Doe R.B. went to Tyndall for a routine examination when no women OBGYNs were available. He penetrated her with his fingers—before inserting a speculum, something she’d never experienced before—and made inappropriate comments to her, including, “You are so tight from all that running.”

Joyce Sutedja describes seeing Tyndall for an exam at some point between 2003 and 2005, where he made comments about her appearance and offered her “advice” by suggesting certain sex positions. Sutedja told another woman OBGYN about her experience and the doctor allegedly filed a complaint against Tyndall, which failed to result in any consequence.

Jane Doc M.G., who attended USC between the years 2003 - 2007, saw Tynall for a routine exam when he performed a full body mole scan on her, which she did not request.

Jane Doe M.D. saw Tynall in 2006—he digitally penetrated her without explanation, asked, “You’re Filipino?” and told her she reminded him of his wife.

Jane Doe K.Y. saw Tynall 5 - 10 times, receiving a pelvic exam from him three or four times, between the years of 2007 - 2011. In every exam, he digitally penetrated her, moved his fingers around inside her, made comments about her race (she is Chinese), and asked inappropriate questions about her sexual history.


Mehrnaz Mohammadi, a graduate student at USC, saw Tynall in 2016. During the examination, Tynall told Mohammadi she had a tight vagina and “emphasized that having a tight vagina was a very good thing for her partner.”

Read the full complaint below.

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*Well, it does help if you put complaints in he shredder and threaten to fire complainants, but doing nothin is doing enough.