According to the state medical board, George Tyndall (71), former doctor at the University of Southern California’s Medical Center has officially relinquished his medical license after being accused and charged with sexually assaulting multiple patients during his time at USC. Tyndall worked at USC for almost 30 years before retiring in 2017.
What We Know:
- After a year and a half long investigation, George Tyndall was brought into custody back in June and charged with 18 felony counts of sexual penetration and 11 counts of sexual battery in cases involving 16 women ranging from ages 17-29. The charges against Tyndall could place him behind bars for 53 years.
- Chief Michel Moore of the Los Angeles, CA Police Department told reporters that 12 detectives were assigned to the case. While charges were filed for 16 women, more than 350 women came forward with complaints.
- Tyndall’s medical license was previously suspended last year by the medical board amid the accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct with five women.
- The incidents outlined in the board’s accusation against George Tyndall are egregious violations,” Kimberly Kirchmeyer, the board’s executive director, said in a statement. “On behalf of California consumers, the board achieved the highest level of patient protection with the surrender of Tyndall’s license.”
- The number of women coming forth with accusations against Tyndall range from 400-700 and more than 400 of the victims are suing USC for allegedly concealing Tyndall’s acts of abuse for years.
- Last Monday, lawmakers sent Governor Newsom a bill that would open a one-year window for victims to file for damages related to inappropriate sexual activity by doctors at a university health center between 1988-2017. It does not apply to public universities and those persons can only file claims that seek damages of more than $250,000.
- USC has agreed to a $215 million class-action settlement with the former patients.
“None of this ever happened,” his attorney Andrew Flier said. He says that Tyndall has always had someone else in the room while he examined patients. George Tyndall has denied all claims against him and pleads not guilty.