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University of Southern California harassment scandal

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Another on Campus Doctor accused of sexual misconduct.  This time on the west coast at University of Southern California (USC).

The case has already crossed  the desk of the Trojans University President.  Now the U.S. Department of Education is investigating as well. 

A federal Civil Rights investigation has been launched over claims of sexual harassment against a University of Southern California Gynecologist, George Tyndall.  And that university covered it up.

In a statement from the Department of Education, Secretary Betsy Devos, "No student should ever endure sexual harassment or abuse while trying to pursue their education... Attempts to obfuscate or hide Title IX violations from the Department will not be tolerated."

Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference Tuesday to announce new allegations against Tyndall, who was fired by USC in 2017 but later reached a settlement with the university. 

"In our lawsuit we allege sexually battery, battery, gender violence, sexual harassment, violation of California's Unruh Civil Rights Act," Allred said. "We are seeking compensatory and punitive damages according to proof at trial."

Daniella Mohazab, the plaintiff said, "We are regular people.  Regular girls who have endured this unfortunate and worst case scenarios that could ever occur, has happened and were speaking up."

According to police, more than 50 patients have come forward, accusing the former gynecologist of inappropriate conduct.  In an interview with the LA Times Tyndall denied any wrong doing. 

USC's President announced last month that he would stop down over the controversy.

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