• Former UCLA Gynecologist Indicted on 21 Counts

    An obstetrician-gynecologist formerly employed by UCLA was taken into custody Monday in a Los Angeles courtroom on a 21-count indictment accusing him of sexually assaulting patients. The indictment was handed down by a grand jury last Thursday and announced on the day a preliminary hearing for Dr. James Mason Heaps was scheduled to begin. Heaps, […]

  • Global Settlement Reached In Lawsuits Over Ex-USC Gynecologist George Tyndall

    Attorneys representing hundreds of women who claim they were sexually abused by former longtime USC campus gynecologist George Tyndall announced an $852 million settlement of lawsuits against the university Thursday, describing the resolution as the largest of its type ever reached against a university. Details of the settlement, which covers 702 plaintiffs, were announced during […]

  • Ex-gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar assaulted in prison, court docs say

    Disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar was assaulted by inmates at the Arizona penitentiary where he is serving a de facto life sentence after pleading guilty to sexual assault and child pornography charges, according to court documents. Nassar was “physically attacked” within hours after being released into the general population at the United States Penitentiary […]

  • 4 Ex-Trojans File Lawsuit Over USC Handling of Embattled Gynecologist

    Four former USC students Monday filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit against the university stemming from revelations of years-old misconduct complaints against Dr. George Tyndall, the longtime gynecologist at the university Student Health Center. Attorneys for the plaintiffs, who are identified only as Jane Does, contend in the suit that Tyndall forced […]

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