USC Doctor Claims University’s Statements Linking Him To Gynecologist Scandal Has Ruined His Reputation
Although hundreds of former students are suing the university, Dr. William A. Leavitt is the first employee to sue USC in connection to the scandal, in which Dr. George Tyndall is accused of sexually harassing and abusing women during his time at the campus health center.
Los Angeles Times:
USC Physician Who Supervised Gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall Sues University For Defamation
A longtime doctor at USC’s student health clinic has sued the university, accusing administrators of falsely suggesting that he ignored or covered up misconduct complaints when he supervised the gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall. In his lawsuit filed Thursday, Dr. William A. Leavitt, the former lead physician at USC’s Engemann Student Health Center, said public statements by administrators about his supposed role in the Tyndall scandal destroyed his reputation and amounted to defamation. (Hamilton, 8/25)