A USC doctor accused of sexual misconduct kept naked pictures of women, according to investigators.
More than 230 women have filed police reports against George Tyndall, a former gynecologist who has been accused of sexual misconduct spanning his 30 years as a doctor at USC.
Police raided Tyndall’s storage unit, as part of their investigation and said they discovered a collection of porn including naked photos of women in medical exam rooms.
“He’s telling these young ladies that he is taking photographs for a study,” explained Los Angeles police captain Billy Hayes. “If they are…in his storage facility, it doesn’t give credence to his statements to them that he was using [the photos] for research or to publish studies.”
USC said Tyndall was fired in 2017 for sexual misconduct. They reached a settlement, but never reported him to police. The LA Times later revealed more sexual misconduct allegations against Tyndall dating back to the 1990s. Since then, hundreds of women have shared similar stories. His accusers say he abused his position of power by forcing women to strip naked, taking their pictures, and conducting invasive exams with no apparent medical purpose.
Hundreds of women have filed lawsuits against the school and said it covered up Tyndall’s abuse. In October 2018, USC promised to compensate students who received women’s health services from Tyndall on campus.