In the misconduct case with a former gynecologist at the University of Southern California (USC) in California, the university agreed to a large compensation payment. As announced in court on Thursday, USC will pay a total of $ 852 million to hundreds of women. Since the university had already received compensation in another class action in 2018 Pledged $ 215 million, He would have to pay more than one billion dollars in total damages.
Criminal proceedings are also pending against the gynecologist, who is now 74 years old. He was charged with multiple sexual assaults on female students in 2019. Incidents at the USC Health Center are believed to have occurred between 2009 and 2016. The doctor, who worked at the university from 1989 to 2016, denies the allegations.
According to the indictment, the gynecologist allegedly touched the female students improperly and photographed her private parts during the examinations. The allegations of women surfaced in 2018. Hundreds of them filed civil cases against the doctor or the university. The nuisance should go back to the 1990s, but in some cases the statute of limitations is already in force. The prosecution said the university had long ignored complaints from patients or nurses.
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