Chinese Gov’t Concerned About Sex-Abuse Allegations Against USC Doctor

The Chinese government expressed “concerns” after the University of Southern California admitted that a campus gynecologist continued working at the school despite allegations of sexual misconduct, according to The New York Times. The doctor allegedly seemed to target “students from China,” according to the report. In a statement, the Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles asked that USC “deal with the case in a serious manner, conduct an immediate investigation and take concrete measures to protect the Chinese students and scholars on campus from being harmed.” Medical staff at the university made reports about George Tyndall over the years, alleging that he “inappropriately touched students during pelvic exams and made sexual and offensive comments about their bodies.” USC forced Tyndall to step down in 2016, but “did not report the accusations to the California Medical Board” and deemed the findings to be a “personnel matter” that did not need to be reported. After USC sent out an email to students and alumni about Tyndall, officials say they received “85 complaints” about him by late Wednesday.